Saturday, September 3, 2011

Museum Exhibit News - Movies, Books, TV: Cheech Marin's Collection of Chicano Art and Indian Cinema Playhouse Photos by Nandita Raman

Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection:

Cheech Marin, yes of Cheech and Chong fame, has a noted collection of Chicano art.  The Snite Museum  of Art, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, has an exhibit of small paintings  from his collection  from September 4 through November 13.

Below is a related video from the exhibit:

Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection from Roberto S. Oregel on Vimeo.

Cinema Play House, Photographs by Nandita Raman

Also at the Snite is an exhibit of photographs of historic Indian movie theaters by photographer Nandita Raman.

Raman's family owned one of the first talkies movie theaters in Varanasi, India, but the popularity of video and now DVD rentals caused the closing of her family's theater as well as other theaters around India. She's tried to preserve the memories of these wonderful movie theaters through her photographs.  At The Snite Museum of Art from September 4 through December 4. 

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