The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture breaks ground in Southern California
“Nicknamed ‘The Cheech,’ the new art and culture center will find a home inside the transformed former public library building in Riverside, California. The adaptive-reuse conversion of this 1964 mid-century building is designed by Los Angeles-based architects Page & Turnbull in collaboration with museum designer WHY.
‘The semi-circular entry steps draw the visitor towards the building, and the open ‘front porch’ podium will feature large-scale sculptures to be rotated according to new programming and exhibitions,’ explains WHY. ‘The building’s entry lobby is envisaged as a zócalo or open town square, a central gathering space that will connect the four main galleries and offer amenities such as a gift shop and, eventually, a cafe.’
The Cheech is expected to open in spring 2022.”