Annual Donation

The Cartoon Art Museum’s Annual Fund Donation Campaign runs from now through March 2019, and supports the museums’ exhibitions and educational programs. This year’s campaign has the backing of an anonymous donor who will provide up to $25,000 in matching donations. Any donations left unmatched will have to be offered back to the donor.


DonatE BY check

Make checks out to the “Cartoon Art Museum” and send vis mail to:

Cartoon Art Museum
781 Beach Street, FL 1
San Francisco, CA 94109


Thank You for Your Support!

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Letter from the Executive Director

Summerlea Kashar, Executive Director

Summerlea Kashar, Executive Director

October 28th marked our first year in the new location at 781 Beach Street. It took more than a year to secure and prepare the space, and we are forever grateful to everyone who helped to make it happen, those who encouraged us, supported us and advised us.

The new location provides many new opportunities and offerings. Our reading room will evolve into a full library for visitors to immerse themselves further into the original material that is highlighted on our gallery walls. Our kids corner provides a place for kids big and small to be creative. Our education room is an inspirational space for students to learn and create. Our galleries offer flexibility for large presentations as well as new interactive experiences for all our visitors.

Our programs have been revived and reimagined. We continue to explore new ways to use the museum space to maximize what we have to offer. We have made great strides in raising public awareness about our new location, but our relocation has not come without challenges. However, with your support we will be able to keep the medium alive and give voice to the creators and creative process that has enriched all of our lives.


Please contribute to our continued effort to fulfill our mission to ignite imaginations and foster the next generation of visual storytellers by celebrating the rich history of the art form, its role in society, and its universal appeal today!


2018 Exhibitions


2018 Programs


  • Summer Late Night Fridays

  • Cartoonists In Real Life

  • Toon Talk: Aardman Studios Presents: Early Man

  • Secret Loves of Geeks North American Launch

  • and more!



  • Parent + Child, Teen and Adult Workshops

  • Monthly Cartooning for Kids and Teens

  • Full Day Summer Cartoon Camp

  • Outreach to Camps, Schools, Libraries

  • and more!


You can help us foster future cartoonists with an Annual Fund contribution supporting educational programs at the museum or by bringing programs to your local school, library, business or public facility. For details reach out to


Continuing Legacy

The Cartoon Art Museum’s vision is to be the premier destination to experience cartoon art in all its many forms from around the world, and a leader in providing insight into the creative process.

Each exhibition and program raises the bar and expands what’s possible in our new home. We want to offer the best museum experience. With your contribution we can do just that. We can upgrade existing display cases and hanging systems and design custom interactive exhibition displays. We can build a digital art lab and increase our educational offerings. We can host the hottest names in illustration, comics and animation for public programs. We can expand our artist programs and offer honorariums to support them.

With your help there are infinite possibilities for how the museum will continue our legacy of preserving and championing the cartoon arts, but it all depends on your support. Please contribute today.


Thank You for Your Support!