655 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94105
+1 415 227 8666
Home to 6,000 original pieces in total, San Francisco's Cartoon Art Museum is considered the only museum in the western US dedicated solely to the art of cartoons. Today the museum is located in the artsy neighborhood of Yerba Buena Gardens, but the museum's roots began in 1984 when a group of cartoon artists began to exhibit their work around the city at various venues and galleries. In 1987, the famed Charles M. Schulz, who created Peanuts, offered the group an endowment to establish the museum. In its 20 years, the museum has offered over 100 exhibits and 20 publications, all focused on cartoon art. In addition to displaying both historical and contemporary examples of cartoon art, the museum offers classes in cartooning and hosts a variety of special events and benefits throughout the year.
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Notes: Parking is difficult in this area. The museum is only one block down from Market, so any of the MUNI buses or trolleys will get you within a block or two of where you need to be.
Parking Availability: Limited
Average Price per Hour: $0-$5
Notes: The 5th and Mission Parking Garage, which is the largest parking lot in San Francisco, is located near the museum.
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