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Cheech Marin to give Mary Atkins Lecture

By Roberta Pardo

A legendary entertainer will give this year’s Mary Atkins Lecture at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
Cheech Marin, who rose to fame during the 1970s as part of the counterculture comedy duo Cheech and Chong, will give the lecture at 6:30 p.m. April 4 at the Kansas City, Missouri, venue in the Atkins Auditorium. Marin, who’s also known as a supporter of Chicano art and an art collector, will share his thoughts on Chicano art.
“Chicano art is American art,” he said, according to the museum website. “My goal is to bring the term ‘Chicano’ to the forefront of the art world.”
“An Evening with Cheech Marin: Perspectives of a Chicano Art Advocate” is being offered in conjunction with “A Layered Presence,” an exhibit featuring works by 22 Greater Kansas City area Latino artists. The lecture is sold out, the museum website states.
Marin reportedly began developing his Chicano art collection during the mid-1980s. In 2022, he demonstrated his support for Chicano art by opening the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture of the Riverside Art Museum in Riverside, California. It has become known as “The Cheech.”
For more information about the museum, call (816) 751-1278 or visit www.nelson-atkins.org.


Cheech Marín dará la charla en el Museo Nelson-Atkins

Un artista legendario dará la charla Mary Atkins de este año en el Museo de Arte Nelson-Atkins.
Cheech Marín, quien saltó a la fama durante la década de 1970 como parte del dúo de comedia contracultural Cheech y Chong, dará la charla a las 6:30 p.m. el 4 de abril en Kansas City, Missouri, en el Auditorio Atkins. Marín, quien también es conocido como partidario del arte chicano y coleccionista de arte, compartirá sus pensamientos sobre el arte chicano.
“El arte chicano es arte estadounidense”, dijo, según el sitio web del museo. “Mi objetivo es llevar el término ‘Chicano’ a la vanguardia del mundo del arte”.
“Una velada con Cheech Marín: Perspectivas de un defensor del arte chicano” se ofrece junto con “A Layered Presence”, una exposición que presenta obras de 22 artistas latinos del área metropolitana de Kansas City. Las entradas para la charla están agotadas, según indica el sitio web del museo.
Marín comenzó a desarrollar su colección de arte chicano a mediados de la década de 1980. En 2022, demostró su apoyo al arte chicano al abrir el Centro Cheech Marín de Arte y Cultura Chicano del Museo de Arte de Riverside en Riverside, California. Se le conoce como “The Cheech”.
Para obtener más información sobre el museo, llame al (816) 751-1278 o visite www.nelson-atkins.org.

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