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Founded in 1990 the Words & Pictures Museum of Fine Sequential Art opened its doors to the public in October of 1992, dedicated solely to the preservation, interpretation and exhibition of contemporary comic book artwork.

Founded by philanthropist and artist Kevin B. Eastman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) the Museum is located in Northampton, Massachusetts. A unique, culturally innovative community with a long history of political outspokenness Northampton boasted the Museum amongst its major tourist attractions.

Located for its first two years in the historic Roundhouse building the Museum moved in January 1995 to the Beardsley's building named for the 19-century illustrator Aubrey Beardsley.

Between 1992 and 1999 the Museum curated and mounted almost 100 exhibits each focusing on a different aspect of the comic book/illustration genres and received enormous public acclaim.

In 1999 after long consideration, discussion and calculation Words & Pictures Museum made the decision to reinvent itself, tailoring its educational programming and outreach to a global audience. By creating an entirely Virtual Museum we can reach millions of interested fans globally. Fans that could never make the trip to Northampton.

This Virtual Museum will evolve daily and we trust become an invaluable resource and research tool for fans and non fans alike to learn, and enjoy the amazing world of comics and their ongoing contributions to popular culture.



The Words & Pictures Museum is a non-profit organization.
All artwork is © the respective artists and/or publishers.
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