November 11, 2009

Toonseum Opening Downtown this Week!

Pop City posted an article today that talks a bit about the Toonseum (the website is currently down for some reason) opening in their new location this week! Man, this is exciting news! There are only three, yes three, museums in the country that are geared just toward cartoon art, and Pittsburgh is fortunate enough to be one of the them! Pop City says:
Dubbed the "museum with character," ToonSeum will swing open its doors to cartoon lovers of all ages on Saturday, starting with a ceremonial ribbon led by Pittsburgh Mayor Sophie Masloff at 10 a.m.

At ToonSeum, visitors can explore the creative practice of cartoon and comic book artists who have created some of the 20th-century's most enduring pop culture characters, from Little Orphan Annie and Yellow Submarine to Charlie Brown and SpongeBob SquarePants. Quadrupling its former space, the new 1,200-square-foot gallery will also allow ToonSeum's staff and board to present a more varied content scope, in terms of both exhibitions and programming (think Santa Claus to R. Crumb!).
Read on!

For the record, the other two cartoon art museums are San Francisco's Cartoon Art Museum and New York's MoCCA!

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