The Cartoon Art Museum's mission is to ignite imaginations and foster the next generation of visual storytellers by celebrating the history of cartoon art, its role in society, and its universal appeal.
What We Do
As one of just a few museums dedicated to the field, the Cartoon Art Museum has something for everyone -- from comic strips, comic books and anime to political cartoons, graphic novels and underground comix. Visitors of all ages can view original cartoon art at exhibitions and screenings, produce their own comics and animation at classes and workshops, research and reminisce in our reading library, and mingle with professional and aspiring cartoonists. Located at 781 Beach Street (just one block from Aquatic Park, the Maritime Museum, Ghirardelli Square, and the Hyde Street cable car turnaround), the first floor gallery and lobby offer a beautiful historic facade, prominent street presence, convenient parking, and easy access to and from public transportation. Visit our website for a list of current exhibitions.