Happening @ CAM


The Cartoon Art Museum hosts dozens of events throughout the year, including book signings, creator appearances, lectures and workshops. Subscribe to our e-newsletter to hear about these events as we add them.

List of Upcoming Events at CAM:

Traveling Third Thursday at American Bookbinders Museum

Cartoon Art Museum Traveling Third Thursdays continue at American Bookbinders Museum Thursday, February 18, 2016 5:30-8pm Free and open to the Public The Cartoon Art Museum is proud to partner with The American Bookbinders Museum for a celebration of American history as part of the Yerba Buena Third Thursdays on February 18, 2016 from 5:30-8:00pm. This event takes place [...]

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Cartoonist-in-Residence: Matt Harding at FLAX in Fort Mason Center

Saturday, February 13th, 2016 1pm to 3pm Free at FLAX, Fort Mason The Cartoon Art Museum’s new Traveling Cartoonist-in-Residence program continues on February 13th, from 1-3pm. Enjoy a family friendly event in beautiful Fort Mason exploring the creative process of cartooning with cartoonist Matt Harding and creative possibilities with FLAX at their new location, 2 [...]

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Cartoon Art Museum Traveling Third Thursdays Start at MoAD

Cartoon Art Museum January Third Thursday at MoAD Thursday, January 21, 2016 5-8pm Free and open to the Public See the event on : Facebook   The Cartoon Art Museum is proud to partner with the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) for an evening celebration of visual storytelling talent with a diverse group of creators [...]

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Year in Review: Looking Forward & Looking Back

Support us during our transition by contributing to our Annual Fund! A Legacy of Collecting and Sharing with the Community The Cartoon Art Museum began in 1984 with an idea. Collectors, enthusiasts, and artists banded together to share their love of cartoon and comic art with the public. Three decades later, that simple idea has [...]

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Matt Diffee: Hand Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People

Matt Diffee: Hand Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People Saturday, November 14th 8:00pm The Second Act  1727 Haight St, San Francisco, California 94117 Meet the man Steve Martin called “one of the funniest people in the rarefied world of first-rate cartooning.” New Yorker cartoonist Matt Diffee brings a joke-filled, multimedia talk to San Francisco’s acclaimed [...]

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Museum Galleries Closed

The Cartoon Art Museum closed its doors at the 655 Mission location on Saturday, September 12, 2015, while we continue our search for our next location. The Cartoon Art Museum is Moving After 14 years at 655 Mission Street, the Cartoon Art Museum will close its doors on Saturday, September 12, 2015 to prepare for [...]

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Stay tuned for news about exhibitions, programming, and our new location!

Update from the Cartoon Art Museum: In October we moved into our temporary offices on 5th Street at the Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center. We have also been in the process of completing a feasibility and planning study for our capital campaign, as we carefully assess and develop plans for our new home (as yet unidentified).  Our [...]

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Small Press Spotlight on Geoff Vasile

  The Cartoon Art Museum’s ongoing Small Press Spotlight will feature the art of Geoff Vasile from April 11 through September 12, 2015.  The opening reception for his exhibition will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2015 from 5:00 to 8:00pm.  The reception is free and open to the public. Geoff Vasile is a cartoonist, [...]

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LATE NIGHT GALLERY HOURS Join the Cartoon Art Museum for Yerba Buena Third Thursdays, a monthly night out in a unique downtown San Francisco neighborhood that’s rich with arts and culture. UPCOMING DATES: August 21st from 5pm to 8pm: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles The Cartoon Art Museum will be open for free from 5pm to [...]

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Saturday Afternoon Cartooning Classes at the Cartoon Art Museum

UPCOMING CLASS DATES: February 27th Teen Class from 1:30-3:30pm Teen Online Sign Up February 27th Kids Class from 1:30-3:30pm Kid Online Sign Up  IMPORTANT: Saturday afternoon cartooning classes meet monthly from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM at the Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center in SOMA at 275 5th Street (on 5th Street near Folsom). Students will learn a wide variety of skills in each class, with subjects [...]

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About CAM Events

CAM has hosts a multitude of community events that include booksignings, receptions, special guest lectures, Cartoonist-in-Residence among many others.

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