ToonSeum

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ToonSeum
The ToonSeum in Pittsburgh.jpg
Established November 7, 2007
Location 945 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Director Dani Grew
Website ToonSeum

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]

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,[3] editorial and comic-strip artist Dick Locher,[4] and comics artist, editorial cartoonist and artists' rights advocate Jerry Robinson.[5]

In May 2013, ToonSeum hosted the two day North American Conference of the National Cartoonists Society.[6] In that same month, plans for expansion of the museum were announced.[7]

After 7 years as the volunteer director and founder, Joe Wos stepped down from the ToonSeum.[8]

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Coordinates: 40°26′37″N 79°59′47″W / 40.44349°N 79.99647°W / 40.44349; -79.99647