Ruiz Ricardo La Envidiosa 2009

Ricardo Ruiz "La Envidiosa" (2009)

As half of the stoner-comedy duo Cheech and Chong, Cheech Marin made his name lampooning bourgeois conventions. But Marin’s success as a comedian fueled his passion as a clear-eyed collector of Chicano art. In Corpus Christi, the Art Museum of South Texas will host Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Collection of Cheech Marin September 18, 2015-January 10, 2016. The exhibit includes 70 paintings—averaging 16 inches square or smaller in size—by 29 artists. The paintings range from photorealism to abstractions, portraits, and landscapes. Check the museum’s website for special events, including a September 23, 2015 reception with Marin.

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