Cheech Marin Center Tops Fundraising Goal
That's remarkable for a political climate in which state money for the arts is hard to come by. (The grant is 0.0070 percent of the state's $139 billion budget, or about 25 cents per California resident.)
The building, Riverside's mid-century library, is being reinvented by wHY Architects and Page & Turnbull, the firms that oversaw the Marciano Art Foundation's transformation from Masonic Temple to contemporary showcase. (First order of business: Talk Marin out of having his signature above the entrance.)
The Marin Center (the "Cheech") will house Marin's 700-piece art collection and present exhibits on Chicano history and culture. Below, from the collection, is Carlos Almaraz's California Natives (1988).