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Cartoon Art Museum

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Address: 655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone Number: 415 227 8666
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Description: This museum for comic-book lovers is in the San Francisco Museum of Modern...
This museum for comic-book lovers is in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
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This is just a down right fun place to visit.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Wellesley, Massachusetts

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 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 kids and adults will enjoy a visit.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 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 of many cartoons, but only one example and then with no additional detail about it... More 

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Jersey City / New York City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 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!

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I took my team to visit the museum as a fun little distraction from work as we work next door. I wouldn't describe any of us as cartoon enthusiasts, but we all enjoyed our visit. It was interesting to see how cartoons evolved across the decades, and it opened up ours eyes to the artistry involved in this genre. It... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

If you're in to comics or cartoons stop by. It's a small collection but admission is cheap. You can view the collection fairly quickly if you want or take your time.

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Ashland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I love the cartoon drawings and videos there. Their exhibition covers a large number of different cartoons and it's very enjoyable to look through these.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

a good history lesson thru cartoons, from early sunday paper funnies thru comic books and recent editorial political satire, a fun place in the mission district one block off market street; easy to find; also a nice gift shop and bookstore

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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Permanent collection, plus current shows highlighting everything from comic book artists, to animation art and political cartoons. Third Thursday's are free at night, and some Sunday's there is a children's story time. Look for interactive events for kids.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

A great alternative to shopping and the more touristy destinations, this is a great place to take a break from the crowds and learn how vital an art form cartoons are. The museum has classics (Calvin and Hobbes, Peanuts, Flintstones) as well as a lot of cutting edge cartoons (Skull Bunnies anyone?). Seeing them in these forms and at these... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

It had a great exhibit on the Secret of Kells, a favorite animated movie and quite a selection of political cartoons--a great visual museum of an art form not often enough celebrated.

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Address: 655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone Number: 415 227 8666
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to find boutique shopping. Although it’s the epicenter for tech startups in the city, visitors will be able to do more than just business - museums, top quality restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call this neighborhood home. Most of its freeway-sized streets may not capture the same character as other neighborhoods in the city, but pockets of charm, like South Park, can still be found throughout its side streets.
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