Heritage Month Keynote Speaker Cheech Marin

Date: September 17, 2020

Time: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Location: Zoom

  • Palo Alto College, Faculty & Staff, Students

Best known as one half of the hilariously irreverent, satirical, counter-culture, no-holds-barred duo Cheech and Chong, Cheech Marin is a paradox in the world of entertainment. Cheech is an actor, director, writer, musician, and humanitarian – a man who has enough talent, humor, and intelligence to do just about anything. 

As an ardent Chicanx art supporter and collector, Cheech Marin has developed the finest private collection of Chicanx art in the United States. Much of this collection formed the core of his groundbreaking exhibition, “Chicano Visions: American Painters on the Verge,” which broke attendance records when it toured major art museums in the U.S. from 2001–2007. The Riverside Art Museum provides the permanent home for this world-renowned collection.


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This event is free and open to the public, sponsored by Palo Alto College’s Center for Mexican American Studies, Student Life, and Student Activities Fee.