Friday, November 13, 2009

The ToonSeum

The ToonSeum, Pittsburgh's museum of cartoon art, is opening at its new Downtown location at 10 a.m. Saturday. The museum, which formerly was housed in the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh in the North Side, will feature new exhibits every two to three months.

The first exhibit will be "Enchanted Drawings: A Century of Animation" which will include an original production sketch of the first animated character, Gertie the Dinosaur by Winsor McCay. In the film, Gertie causes trouble and cries when she is scolded, and finally she gives McCay himself a ride on her back as he steps into the movie picture.

Gertie is a very cute dino. Dippy (Carnegie Museum of Natural History's Diplodocus dinosaur mascot) would love her.

http://www.toonseum.org/

1 comment:

scott davidson said...

Some pretty designs alright. Doing the painting yourselves is more fun but a good place for ideas for more design is this site of wahooart.com, that I use to help with my wall decorations.
You can browse for a painting like this The tree, by 20th century Czech artist, Frantisek Kupka, for example, http://EN.WahooArt.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8LHUQV , that can be ordered on line and delivered to you.