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“only western museum dedicated to cartoon art”
From editorial cartoons to comic books, graphic novels to anime, Sunday funnies to Saturday morning cartoons, the Cartoon Art Museum has something for everyone. Located downtown in San Francisco’s Yerba Buena cultural district, the museum is home to over 6,000 pieces of original and cartoon and animation art, a comprehensive research library, and five galleries of exhibition space. Join us for one of our many book signings, lectures, cartooning classes or workshops; mix and mingle with professional and aspiring cartoonists; or visit our bookstore. Whether it’s nostalgic, educational, or just plain fun, a trip to the Cartoon Art Museum will be an experience you will never forget. The Cartoon Art Museum is the only museum in the western United States dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of cartoon art in all its forms. This unique institution houses approximately 6,000 original pieces in its permanent collection. A complete volume research/library facility is located on the museum’s premises. In addition to ten major exhibitions a year, the museum has a classroom space and a bookstore.
While I do miss the old location on Mission, I'm glad that the Cartoon Art museum is still in SF (now in Ghirardelli Square.) First, it may seem like it's hard to get to but you'd be surprised... Read more
I came here a whole ago but the memories serve me well. Very clean, nice service staff & lots of room to move around & be a comic book fan! Come here when it's a weekday so it's not crowded! Read more
Since when are museums really fun? Here's where. They have a free scavenger hunt with a Batman theme no less--and prizes if you solve where the Riddler is keeping his hostages. I won't give it... Read more
Cartoon Art Museum
- Sun - Tue, Thu - Sat: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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