Marin donating art to museums, schools


Cheech Marin is donating copies of works from his Mexican-American art collection to some of the nation's best-known museums and universities.

Recipients include the Smithsonian, UCLA, the San Antonio Museum of Art, where the collection debuted in 2001, and Marin's alma mater, California State University, Northridge.

The 60-year-old actor-comedian says he'll donate 50 sets of high-quality digital prints of "Chicano Visions: American Painters on the Verge," which has been on tour for about five years.

Marin has voiced roles in animated films such as "Cars" and "Oliver & Company." His acting credits also include roles in the "Spy Kids" movies and the TV series "Judging Amy" and "Nash Bridges."