Watch Cheech Marin’s speech at Washington and Lee University about Chicano art starting 5:30 p.m. today at https://new.livestream.com/wlu/cheech-marin.
Comedian Cheech Marin is a serious art collector.
Though most recognize him as half of the stoner comedy duo Cheech and Chong, he’s demonstrated over the years through dramatic roles on shows like “Nash Bridges,” “Judging Amy” and “Lost” that there are dimensions to his art beyond raunchy humor.
As an aficionado of the Chicano art movement and a promoter of Mexican American artists, he’s as earnest as a college professor.
In fact, he’ll speak 5:30 p.m. Monday at Washington and Lee University about the topic during the opening of “Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection” in the university’s Staniar Gallery. On display until May 24, the show consists of 65 paintings by 26 painters.
Gallery director Clover Archer Lyle said that for those who can’t make it, Marin’s talk will be streamed live on line at https://new.livestream.com/wlu/cheech-marin.
Lyle and art history professor Andrea Lepage pursued a show from Marin’s collection to go along with Lepage’s class focused on Chicano and Chicana art.