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Cartoon Art Museum, San Francisco

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Art Museum · Hidden Gem · Specialty Museum
The Cartoon Art Museum (CAM) is a California art museum that specializes in the art of comics and cartoons. It is the only museum in the Western United States dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of all forms of cartoon art. The permanent collection features some 7,000 pieces as of 2015, including original animation cels, comic book pages and sculptures.
Until September 2015, the museum was located in the Yerba Buena Gardens cultural district of San Francisco, in the South of Market neighborhood. It reopened in October 2017, in a new location in the Fisherman's Wharf area of San Francisco.

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  • I made a return visit to the Cartoon Art Museum, which is close to Gheridelli Square. It has a lot of great cartoon art to see. The price for admission is reasonable.  more »
  • Lovers of the Marvel comics or movies along with lovers of 1960 and 70s cartoons like Scooby-Doo will love this place. The permanent collection features more than 7,000 pieces, including original...  more »
  • Don't be fooled by Google pictures, there is very few to see in this "museum". No Marvel statues nor costumes. Some interesting original plates but you can see as much in any comic con, even the smallest one, or even in libraries expositions....
  • The cartoon museum was very nice. It was very nice to see the actual sketches of cartoons and comics that we grew up watching and reading. Few of Archie’s sketches were there 😭💕❤️

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