945 Liberty Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Past EventsDec. 1, 2017: Wonder Woman: Visions Artists Reception
Join the ToonSeum on Friday, December 1st at 7:00 PM as we continue our celebration of Wonder Woman. As part of the exhibit we asked local women cartoonists to contribute art focusing on what Wonder Woman meant to them. Artists featured in this exhibit includes:
Caitlin Rose Boyle
IIlene Winn Lederer
Christina Joy Neumann
This event serves as the official opening party for the Exhibit and serves as a reception and celebration for these artists. Come out, see the show, and meet some of the incredible talent Pittsburgh has to offer.
The ToonSeum showcases a superhero icon with the opening of WONDER WOMAN: VISIONS, a new exhibit celebrating the 75th anniversary of The Amazing Amazon. In regular publication since her debut in All-Star Comics #8 in 1941, Wonder Woman was the first widely-recognizable female comic book superhero. As evidenced by this year’s sensational summer blockbuster film, she remains a popular and culturally symbolic figure of female empowerment, and an inspiration for all.
WONDER WOMAN: VISIONS is co-curated by ToonSeum board president Anthony Letizia and regional visual artist Jessica Heberle. The exhibit contains original art from Wonder Woman comic books published over the last 75 years, and new drawings by regional female artists that pay tribute to the character while likewise reflecting on what Wonder Woman means to each of them personally. VISIONS literally illustrates these messages, and explores what they mean to audiences here in Pittsburgh.
Throughout the exhibition, The ToonSeum will feature programming that sheds more light on the character’s history and evolution, including presentations, workshops, and tours. Demonstrating that The Spirit of Truth still resonates in the 21st Century, VISIONS is not only designed as a way for Pittsburgh to celebrate the character of Wonder Woman, but presents a “vision” of what she represents to Pittsburghers as well.
This exhibition is suitable for ages 8 and above.
Our galleries at 945 Liberty Avenue are designed for wheelchair access, featuring an accessible, gender neutral restroom, and wheelchair seating. Please contact us with questions related to accessibility at our location.
WONDER WOMAN: VISIONS runs at The ToonSeum from November 17, 2017 to February 25, 2018.Oct. 19, 2017: House of Women Launch Party
Cartoonist Sophie Goldstein (The Oven) appears at the Toonseum on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 7:00 PM for the release of her newest graphic novel House of Women, published by Fantagraphics Books.Aug. 26, 2017: Jack Kirby Centennial Celebration
Come on out to the ToonSeum to celebrate the 100th Birthday of The King — Jack Kirby! Join comics scholar Wayne Wise, artist Tom Scioli and long-time Kirby friend Barry Alfonso in a lovely talk about Jack Kirby’s legacy on Saturday, August 26th at 6:00 PM!
FUN FACT: Barry Alfonso was the model for Klarion the Witch Boy from Jack Kirby’s The Demon! Free admission!March 17, 2017: Terms and Conditions Signing
Cartoonist R. Sikoryak reads from and signs copies of his astonishing new graphic novel, Terms and Conditions. Sikoryak will be at The ToonSeum on Friday, March 17 at 7:00 PM. The event, which is being co-sponsored by Pittsburgh’s Copacetic Comic Company, is free and open to the public. Signed copies of Sikoryak’s acclaimed Terms and Conditions will be available for purchase.
About the Author/Artist:
Cartoonist R. Sikoryak is the author of Masterpiece Comics (Drawn & Quarterly). His comics and illustrations have appeared in the New Yorker, The Onion, GQ, MAD, SpongeBob Comics, and Nickelodeon Magazine, as well as on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Sikoryak is in the speakers program of the New York Council of the Humanities, and he teaches in the illustration department at Parsons The New School for Design and at The Center for Cartoon Studies. Since 1997, he’s presented his live cartoon slide show series, Carousel, around the United States and Canada. He lives in New York City with his wife, Kriota Willberg.