WPBT2's Art Loft presents Spirit of Cobra

Constant Nieuwenhuys, Wild West, 1962

Constant, Wild West, 1962

Spirit of Cobra, a major exhibition exploring the roots and inspiration of the European avant-garde Cobra movement, on view November 8, 2013 through May 18, 2014. 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. 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.