Founded in 2007, The ToonSeum is one of only three museums in the United States dedicated to exhibitions and educational programming celebrating the comic and cartoon arts. Experiences are planned to cultivate a diverse audience through intentionally inclusive programming and outreach. Our offerings are made up of year-round visual installations showcasing the work of influential comics creators; instructional, hands-on art classes and workshops; and presentations focused on the history and cultural impact of the cartoon arts. Through partnerships with creative and cultural communities across the region, comics art is also activated as a force for social change. By embracing the full potential of this specific visual-arts medium, The ToonSeum exists to help make Pittsburgh the place where comics entertain, educate, and evolve!
For 2018’s Three Rivers Comicon, The ToonSeum is proud to host the art exhibitCHUTZ-POW! SUPERHEROES OF THE HOLOCAUST, VOLUME THREE: THE YOUNG SURVIVORS. This installation, which debuted earlier in 2018 at The American Jewish Museum in Squirrel Hill, features original artwork from the third installment in the comic-book series published by The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh. In it, the childhood experiences of Pittsburgh-area Holocaust survivors are chronicled by local creators Wayne Wise, M.L.Walker, Mark Zingarelli, Yona Harvey, Deesha Philyaw, Rachel Masilamani, Vince Dorse, Howard Bender, and Loran Skinkis. Copies of all three volumes of CHUTZ-POW!