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El Noroeste – Opening reception
September 23, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Mi Centro and Tacoma Art Museum (TAM), with support from Tacoma Creates, are excited to present the “El Noroeste” art exhibit highlighting local Chicano/Latine art from across Washington State at TAM. The exhibition will be on view from Saturday, September 23, until October 1, 2023. The opening reception with the special guest speaker Richard “Cheech” Marin will be on Saturday, September 23, from 2-5 pm, at TAM Event Space— Free admission to the opening reception and the exhibition.

Cheech is recognized today as a preeminent Chicano art advocate. In the mid-1980s, he began developing what is now arguably the finest private collection of Chicano art. Much of it formed the core of his inaugural exhibition Chicano Visions: American Painters on the Verge, which broke attendance records during its groundbreaking 15-city tour during 2001-2007 to major art museums across the United States.

The opening reception for the “El Noroeste” art exhibit with special guest Cheech Marin, is officially SOLD OUT! Mi Centro and TAM are blown away by the incredible response, as this is the quickest tickets that have ever sold out for programming hosted at the museum.  Thank you for the support you all have shared for our incredible artist lineup!!

For those that were not able to register in time, we have opened up a waitlist. Click here to register.   Everyone will also be able to visit the exhibit from September 24th – October 1st during TAM’s regular hours for FREE!  If you previously registered and are no longer able to attend—please reach out to us so that we can make accommodations for other attendees.  

We are excited and look forward to being in the community with you all.  MUCHISIMAS GRACIAS!