ToonSeum: Pittsburgh Museum of Cartoon Art is a museum devoted exclusively to the cartoon arts, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[1] ToonSeum is one of three museums dedicated to cartoon art in the United States.[2] ToonSeum moved to its own gallery space on Liberty Avenue in Pittsburgh's downtown Cultural District on November 8, 2009, aided by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.[1][2] It is currently led by John Kelly.[3]

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EstablishedNovember 7, 2007
Location945 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
DirectorJohn Kelly

In 2009, the ToonSeum established its NEMO Award, given to notable individuals "for excellence in the cartoon arts". Recipients to date include veteran comic-book artist Ron Frenz,[4] editorial and comic-strip artist Dick Locher,[5] and comics artist, editorial cartoonist and artists' rights advocate Jerry Robinson.[6] In May 2013, ToonSeum hosted the two-day North American Conference of the National Cartoonists Society.[7] In that same month, plans for expansion of the museum were announced.[8]

On February 16, 2018 the ToonSeum announced on their Facebook page that they would close the physical location on Liberty avenue February 24, 2018 to focus on direct community outreach.[9]


  1. ^ a b Kalson, Sally (August 29, 2009). "City's ToonSeum growing up". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved August 29, 2009.
  2. ^ a b Machosky, Michael (August 28, 2009). "Toonseum moving from Children's Museum to Cultural District". Tribune-Review. Retrieved December 11, 2010.
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  4. ^ Uricchio, Marylynn "ToonSeum cartoon museum holds annual Ka-Blam! fundraiser" Pittsburgh Post-Gazette June 9, 2009 Retrieved December 21, 2010
  5. ^ "Legendary Cartoonist Dick Locher Receives ToonSeum's Nemo Award" March 30, 2011
  6. ^ Riggenberg, Steven "Jerry Robinson: January 1st, 1922-December 7th, 2011" The Comics Journal December 13, 2011
  7. ^ Eberson, Sharon (May 23, 2013). "Pittsburgh's ToonSeum hosts National Cartoonists Society Conference - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
  8. ^ Eberson, Sharon (May 26, 2013). "Pittsburgh's ToonSeum eager to expand". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
  9. ^ "The ToonSeum". Retrieved 2018-02-25.

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