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Cheech Marin to Talk on Chicano Art During VIP Event

Foundation for Las Cruces Museums presents a VIP Event with Cheech Marin: actor, director, comedian, author and collector of Chicano art. Saturday, May 3, 2014.

Entertainer and renowned Chicano art collector Cheech Marin will be at the Hotel Encanto on May 3 from 6 to 9 p.m., giving a talk and meeting guests during a reception sponsored by the Foundation for Las Cruces Museums (FLCM).

The FLCM, the non-profit group supporting the City of Las Cruces museum system, is holding this exclusive event in conjunction with Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection {size doesn’t matter}, opening May 2 at the Las Cruces Museum of Art (MoA).

In addition to his success as an actor, director and comedian, Marin has become a major contributor to the art world, developing a renowned private collection of Chicano art. Marin has acquired a diverse range of works over the past 20 years, from both established and emerging Chicano and Chicana artists, and has shown pieces of his collection in major art museums across the United States.

The exhibit at the MoA will feature 70 paintings by 29 painters, all exemplifying Marin’s most recent passion in collecting—small paintings, typically 16 inches square or smaller. These small moments in time depict an internal or personal statement of the artist, offering a glimpse into his or her life and begging the viewer to take a closer look.

Marin will talk more in-depth to those attending this event about Chicano art and his journey in and passion for collecting. After his presentation, Marin will remain at the event throughout the evening to mingle with guests and fellow supporters of the arts. Hors d’oeuvres and desserts will be served, and a cash bar will be available.

Advance tickets are $40 for FLCM members, $45 for non-members, and will be available for purchase at If tickets are available on the night of the events, tickets at the door are $50. Tickets for this event are limited, so purchase your tickets online now!

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Invitation to Cheech Marin Event
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