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San Francisco, California: Cartoon Art Museum

Now we're talking -- Art even we understand! A selection of comic strip original panels presented in a gallery setting, from the Yellow Kid to the latest graphic novel.

781 Beach St., San Francisco, CA
Facing Aquatic Park, on the south side of Beach St., between Hyde and Larkin Sts. One block west of the Hyde St. Cable Car turnaround.
Daily 11-5. Closed W (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $10m Students $6, 6-12 $4
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SF Heart comic art.

Cartoon Art Museum

Great comic classic art from Archie to DC comics. There is a sign before entering that warns that you cannot take photos or video in the museum, but they allowed me to take a photo of their Heart of San Francisco, near where you can buy admission tickets.

[Monica McCormick, 04/01/2012]

Hearts of San Francisco was a community art project involving 130 sculptures scattered around town. The one at the Cartoon Art Museum is a salute to Beach Blanket Babylon, a musical revue featuring crazy giant hats that sometimes support skyscrapers.

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