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Phone: 4127601896
ToonSeum at the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
10 Children's Way

Pennsylvania 15222

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Target demographics: Families, children 4-18, adults, college studentsEveryone

Direct beneficiaries per year: 200,000 estimated

Geographic areas served: Pittsburgh, NorthSide, Pennsylvania, Tri-State, National


Exhibits are presented in the Main Exhibition Gallery and the Collection Gallery of the ToonSeum.
The Main Exhibition Gallery presents up to six exhibitions annually featuring a broad range of mediums and genres related to comics and cartoons. All exhibits have strong public programming components, including workshops, performances, and family oriented activities.
The Collection Gallery features displays of original cartoon and comic art held or owned by the ToonSeum. Some of the world’s most iconic characters are represented. A special emphasis is placed on the creative process and the artists behind the work. Representative works of the various media and genres are presented, including but not limited to: comic strips, animation, editorial cartoons, illustration, comic books, greeting cards, and gaming.

The mission of The ToonSeum is to celebrate the art of cartooning. Our goal is to promote a deeper appreciation of cartoonists and their work through hands-on workshops, community outreach, cartoon-oriented educational programming and exhibitions of original cartoon art.
ToonSeum opened in October of 2007. We have since had two exhibitions, several guests cartoonists, and offered cartooning workshops. We continue to grow and the response has been wonderful.

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The Toonseum is a great place for an intern or volunteer to spend their time. Never living in a city the team is very nice and made me feel welcomed right from the start and helped me with what ever matters came my way, Toonseum related or not. They are knowledgeable in their fields and are not ... more »
The Toonseum contributes to Pittsburgh's vibrant cultural scene by providing a series of thought provoking programs and exhibits. The Toonseum is another great reason to visit the Downtown Pittsburgh Cultural District... more »
As the founder and director of the ToonSeum it often surprises people to realize I have been a volunteer for the past five years. The reason is I deeply believe in the power of the cartoon arts and the ToonSeum's mission. The ToonSeum provides a rare venue to showcase one of the world's most popular... more »
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