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If you thought Richard Anthony "Cheech" Marin — yes, the Cheech — was just an actor, comedian, musician and activist, then think again! Cheech has passionately collected Chicano art for years, and became the owner of the largest privately owned collection of Chicano art in the world.

After touring the country with his collection, The Cheech Marin Center For Chicano Arts and Culture has now found a permanent home at the Riverside Art Museum — where Cheech donated over 500 pieces. In honor of its opening, RTM's very own Gayle Bass and Christian Vera took a trip to California to see the center and sit down with the legend himself!

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