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Cartoon Art Museum

781 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94109
+1 415-227-8666
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This museum displays the best in classic and contemporary cartoon art, including comic strips, comic books, graphic novels, and animation. CAM hosts regular classes, workshops, and lectures by visiting artists, as well.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good30%
  • Average26%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible1%
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“gift store” (2 reviews)
“all ages” (3 reviews)
“illustrations” (5 reviews)
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781 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94109
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

Went on a weekend afternoon, while the pier was bustling, I ducked into this little museum for respite. An amazing museum, with a great exhibit of several different comics projects. I particularly loved the reading room, showcasing the artwork and insight on the creation of...More

Thank Hazel C
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

Visited in order to see the exhibtion, March, about the graphic history of the early life and first activism of Congressman John Lewis. Seeing the originals of the book pages inches away reveal how impeccable the artistry of Nate Powell was. The museum also had...More

Thank SusanKayH
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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

The Cartoon Art Museum is reopening this fall (2017) in a new location, diagonally across the street from the Maritime Museum. The space will be newly renovated and will include two education spaces and a library as well as permanent and temporary exhibits. If you...More

Thank Gaye33446
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Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

After having walked for half an hour in rain☹️☹️🌧🌧🌧 and finally found out that the museum does NOT excist any longer Tripadvisor got in bad standing😉 Please remove the museum from your list.

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Reviewed 10 October 2015

My husband's one request for his birthday was to visit this museum during our San Francisco trip. It turned out to be a great visit. I really enjoyed the historical perspective as well as the Darth Vader and friends exhibit. Plus - some cool props...More

Thank smithley
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Reviewed 8 September 2015

A small museum showcasing a few artists. Jeff Brown's Darth Vader and Friends exhibit was very cute. Savage Dragon by Erik Larson was also a nice spread with great splash pages. It is a great way to get up close to some fantastic comic pieces....More

Thank Lychordia
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Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

The museum was quite interesting but very small - not sure it was worth $8 each but was a good experience and was something to do whilst visiting San Francisco. As an art teacher - I found it quite useful to see how artists develop...More

Thank katiepoxson
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Reviewed 22 July 2015

Perhaps it depends on what is being exhibited. On my visit there was a fun display of the artwork used for a few funny kids books about Darth Vader and his kids. There was also a good overview of the history of the cartoon. Both...More

Thank Ryewit
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Reviewed 4 July 2015

This is my only negative review of many reviews from a SF visit. This museum is small. We wanted to see one of the two special exhibits. Even with the special exhibit and regular exhibits, we didn't spend an entire hour here. There are examples...More

2  Thank JenninMD
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Reviewed 1 July 2015

It is located downtown San Francisco. Amazing collection and fun! It's medium sized and they have an AVENGERS collection at the back... super awesome surprise! Their store is superb. You can drop $50 easy... great selections!

Thank neilfernando
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