Cheech Marin’s Chicano Art Museum Has $9.7M in State Funding Rolled Up | Marijuana

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Thursday, Jun 28, 2018

By John Rogers LOS ANGELES (AP) — Just months after California legalized recreational cannabis, the state is giving stoner comedian Cheech Marin's Chicano art museum $9.7 million. It must be kismet. The money was rolled up in the $139 billion California budget for 2018-19 that Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown signed Wednesday, June 27, 2018. The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture, and Industry is scheduled to open in 2020 in Riverside. "The Cheech," as Marin prefers to call it, will include approximately 700 paintings, drawings, sculptures and other works he's collected over more than 30 years. Among them are works by such internationally acclaimed Chicano artists as Gilbert "Magú" Lujan, Frank Romero and Carlos Almaraz. "I have dreamed for many years of finding a home for the hundreds of pieces of art that I have spent much of my life collecting, protecting and showing, when possible, at major museums around the world," Marin said Wednesday. "The Riverside community has made this

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