WPBT2's Art Loft presents Spirit of Cobra


Spirit of Cobra, a major exhibition exploring the roots and inspiration of the European avant-garde Cobra movement, will be on view November 8, 2013 through May 18, 2014 at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, USA. Spirit of Cobra highlights the unique meeting of young artists who came together from several European countries in the aftermath of World War II to create a living art, based on spontaneity, experimentation, socialist politics, and exuberant optimism.


Constant Nieuwenhuys-Wild West, 1962


Wild West, 1962

The exhibition is presented in collaboration with the Cobra Museum of Modern Art in the Netherlands, and is the first of three major exhibitions that will focus specifically on this influential movement that helped inspire the development of European post-war, avant-garde art. This trio of exhibitions represents the museum’s ongoing commitment to Cobra scholarship, and also highlights new Director and Chief curator Bonnie Clearwater’s commitment to integrate education into exhibition programming, as well as thorough scholarship of underexplored art historical subjects and movements.

Watch the video on the exhibition hereWPBT2’s Art Loft presents Spirit of Cobra.