The Cheech is a new documentary featuring Cheech Marin (of the comedy and acting duo Cheech and Chong); many Glasstire readers know that Marin is a prime collector of Chicano art. The doc centers on Marin’s vast collection and his collecting philosophy, and the recent exhibition Los Tejanos: Chicano Art from the Collection at the Art Museum of South Texas in Corpus Christi. On August 1, the museum will screen The Cheech, followed by an in-person conversation with Marin.
This will be Marin’s fourth visit to the museum. Other exhibitions of his collection have travelled throughout the state of Texas, including Papel Chicano Dos: Works on a Paper and Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection. Some Texas artists in his collection include Ana Fernandez, Carlos Donjuán, Adán Hernández, César Martinez, Vincent Valdez, Ricardo Ruiz, Benito Huerta, Marta Sánchez, and Andy Villarreal.