Cobra Museum, Amsterdam

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    Cobra Contemporary Museum

    by dustmon Updated Jun 28, 2010

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    I visited this on my last trip to A'Dam taking a tram to Amstelveen and walking about 10-15 minutes from there through a shopping mall and an area with some public fountains where children were playing. Cobra had a great exhibit featuring Donald Duck! It was not hard to find even though I had never been to this area before. Take tram 5 until the end and then a little walk.

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    COBRA Museum for Modern Art: Best Museum 2008

    by Pijlmans Updated Apr 3, 2008

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    The COBRA museum for modern art was elected "Best Museum 2008" by the Dutch newspaper AD.

    The museum is located in Amstelveen, a suburb of Amsterdam.

    Amstelveen can easily be reached by public transport from Amsterdam or Schiphol Airport, see the website below.

    Have a look at my Amstelveen page for more things do do in Amstelveen!

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    CoBrA Modern Art Museum

    by mightywease Written Apr 11, 2005

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    The CoBrA Art Movement was founded after World War II by artists from Denmark, Belgium and the Netherlands in order to develop and encourage avant-garde and modern art. The name CoBrA is derived from the capital cities of the countries from which the artists came – Copenhagen, Brussels and Amsterdam.
    The museum contains some permanent exhibits from its collection – including works by Karel Appel whose fountain sculpture stands outside the entrance - and also organises exhibitions by other artists in keeping with the avant-garde ethos of CoBrA. When we visited there was a very striking exhibition examining how African Folk Art has influenced Primitivism in Western art. Being able to see the exhibits side-by-side, for instance African carved masks and totems next to modern paintings and sculptures, allowed you to see how influences had been transferred and compare and contrast the different exhibits.
    The art in the museum will not be to everyone’s liking – indeed not everything was to my liking – however what I did enjoy was that each piece provoked a reaction and, for me, that is what I feel art should so. It should make you think. It might simply make you think “I really like this” or “I really don’t like this” or it may make you reflect on some deeper meaning or emotion - there is no right or wrong reaction. The way you feel about a piece of art is individual to you, a personal reaction, and what I really liked about the CoBrA Museum was that it provoked responses in me, it challenged me and it made me think. I was very glad we visited!
    Entrance Fee = 7euros
    Open: Tues-Sun. 11.00am-5.00pm

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    COBRA museum

    by dila Updated Apr 27, 2003

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    The museumbuilding is a design of Wim Quist.
    The Cobra Museum for Modern Art in Amstelveen is about movements in Dutch art after the Second World War, especialy the international avant-garde movement CoBrA.
    CoBrA, the most important post art movement in Northern Europe, was founded in Paris (1948) by the Danish artist Asger Jorn, the Belgians Christian Dotremont and Joseph Noiret and the Dutchmen Karel Appel, Constant and Corneille. The artists rebelled against the apathy and conventionality of post war art.(COpenhagen,BRussels,Amsterdam)

    Opening hours:
    Tuesday - Sunday 11.00-17.00 p.m.
    Closed on December 25th, January 1st and April 30th

    Entrance through july 2003: Euro
    Adults € 6,00
    Childeren 0-4 years free
    Children 5-16 years € 2,50
    Citypass / pass 65 +/CJP / students € 4,00
    Adults, 15 persons and more € 5,00
    Children, 15 persons and more € 2,00

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