Cartoon Art Museum
David Perry & Associates, Inc. is proud to represent San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum (www.cartoonart.org): the first museum dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of cartoon art in all its forms in the western United States. This unique institution houses approximately 7,000 original pieces in its permanent collection. Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2017, one of the world’s largest collections of cartoon art expands to an historic building along the City’s tourist-rich northern waterfront near Fisherman’s Wharf.
Located at 781 Beach Street (just one block from Aquatic Park, the Maritime Museum, Ghirardelli Square, and the Hyde Street cable car turnaround), the 1912 brick building features a beautiful historic façade, prominent street presence, convenient parking, and easy access to and from public transportation. It offers highly visible public access to the museum’s nearly 8,000 square feet of space featuring galleries, screening area, workshop, classroom, bookstore, library and collections facility.
Cartoons are serious business. The Bay Area’s own Charles Schulz, legendary creator of the iconic Peanuts, knew that there was more to the funnies than being funny. That’s why in 1987, an endowment from the Schulz foundation allowed San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum to open a location near what is now Yerba Buena Gardens. The Cartoon Art Museum’s key function is to preserve, document, and exhibit this unique and accessible art form. Through traveling exhibitions and other exhibit-related activities — such as artists-in-residence, lectures, and outreach — the museum has taken cartoon art and used it to communicate cultural diversity in the community, as well as the importance of self-expression.
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