Sunday, December 16, 2012

Whatcom Museum Welcomes Collector/Comedian Cheech Marin for Exhibition Opening in January

Comedy and culture lovers have a chance to indulge doubly when Cheech Marin, the well-known entertainer, comes to Bellingham, WA on Jan. 11, 2013 to open an exhibition at the Whatcom Museum featuring works from his renowned collection by Mexican-American artists.

Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection {size doesn’t matter} opens to the public on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, and will be on view at the Whatcom Museum’s Lightcatcher building through March 24, 2013.

Marin is the featured guest at the show’s member preview, Jan. 11, from 5-8 pm and will deliver a public lecture at 2 pm Jan. 12 in the Rotunda Room at the Museum’s Old City Hall building. That same evening he’ll be on hand at the Pickford Film Center on Bay Street to screen the 25th anniversary showing of Born in East LA, followed by a Q&A. Showtime is 6:30 pm.

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