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The Other Story

Livestream Opening


During the livestream we will talk about a number of themes in the exhibition by means of expert guest speakers.

Host Myriam Sahraoui of DutchCulture and Stefan van Raay, director of the Cobra Museum, will receive, among others, writer and guest curator Abdelkader Benali, ambassador for International Cultural Cooperation Dewi van de Weerd, writer Khalid Mourigh, Mehdi Qotbi, director of the Fondation Nationale des Musées du Maroc and artist, and museum director Abdelaziz El Idrissi of the Museum Mohammed VI of modern and contemporary art in Rabat.

You will also get a glimpse of Moroccan cuisine, our activity programme and the show will be complemented by atmospheric music!


Because of the Ramadan, the soft opening of the exhibition will take place from April 14 from 19:30 – 20:30 with an inspiring online talk show.
During a table conversation, host Myriam Sahraoui of DutchCulture, author and guest curator Abdelkader Benali and Stefan van Raay, director of the Cobra Museum, will discuss the origin of modern and contemporary Moroccan art.

We are proud to have at the table, among others, ambassador for International Cultural Cooperation Dewi van de Weerd, author Khalid Mourigh, Mehdi Qotbi director of the Fondation Nationale des Musées du Maroc, as well as artist, and museum director Abdelaziz El Idrissi of the Museum Mohammed VI of modern and contemporary art in Rabat, who will join in on the conversation.

Some of the themes in the exhibition will be referred to, such as ‘The Years of Lead’; Who owns the body?; Border crossers and New stories, old characters.


Duration: 60 minutes
Language: Dutch
Subtitles: The talk show will shortly be on view with English subtitles

Sign up now for the online livestream The Other Story: Moroccan Modernism, which is on show now in the Cobra Museum of Modern Art in Amstelveen.

Symposium: Identity and Activism

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Thursday 23 december


Feminism, (queer) identities, and gender in contemporary art

On Friday, 17 september 2021, the museum invited contemporary artists, thinkers and activists for a panel discussion about their art and social engagement. During the symposium, the role of women in contemporary art practice is discussed, as well as the question whether art can still be art or is it only about social engagement? With moderator Cathelijne Blok and panelists Aynouk Tan, Naomie Pieter, AiRich and Frida Kahlo, co-founder of the Guerilla Girls, who was presenting online.

Cobra Magazine #5 Korda

Monday 13 December

First celebration of the 26th of July after the triumph of the Revolution. Havana, 26 July 1959 © Korda Estate

This spring, the Cobra Museum of Modern Art is pleased to present Korda: Cuba, Che, Glamour, a major retrospective exhibition that celebrates the masterful work of the renowned Cuban photographer Alberto Díaz Gutiérrez, commonly known as Korda. The exhibition is made possible with the courtesy of Terra Esplêndida and The Estate of Alberto Korda, which is run by his daughter Diana Diaz, and is curated by Cuban art critic and curator Cristina Vives.

Read the full article about Korda that has been published in Cobra Magazine #5 here.

Cobra Magazine #5 Constant 101

Wednesday 7 December

From left to right: Zippora Elders, Antonio José Guzman, Antonis Pittas en Kim van der Horst.

In the exhibition Constant 101: The Future Can Be Humance, 40 works by Constant are shown together with new works by Antonio José Guzamn and a new installation by Antonis Pittas. The exhibition is part of the year-long programme Constant 101, in which young and contemporary makers, thinkers and partners from all over the Netherlands respond to Constant’s work and ideas with new work and projects.

Director of Fondation Constant, Kim van der Horst, spoke with Zippora Elders; curator-at-large, artists Antonis Pittas and Antonio José Guzman about the recently opened exhibition at the Cobra Museum.

You can read the full interview here.

Current information & corona measures

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The Cobra Museum of Modern Art is exhibiting a special private collection of top art from Mexico, which has never been shown in the Netherlands before. In addition to paintings by Frida Kahlo (Mexico, 1907-1954), a selection of drawings and photographs will also be on display. The exhibition Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera: A Love Revolution offers the opportunity to discover the world of the world-famous Mexican modernists.

Book your ticket now. The museum is open daily from 10am – 10pm.

Joining us with your family? Every Wednesday and Saturday you can attend a workshop (6+) with your kids and on Sundays the Atelier CoBrA is open for everyone.


From 26 October onwards, the Cobra Museum of Modern Art will open its doors especially for vulnerable visitors. During these weekly openings on Mondays visitors can visit the museum in a more safe environment, meet each other and learn more about the artworks through introductions by our museum guides.

During the corona crisis it is of great importance to attend to the vulnerable people in our society. With these special opening hours the Cobra Museum wants to offer vulnerable people a safe way to visit the museum and meet each other. To ensure a safe visit the museum will lower the maximum amount of visitors allowed than during regular opening hours. The special Monday openings are made possible by a generous contribution of the Kickstart Cultuurfonds.

Practical information:
When: every Monday from 14 until 16 hours (from 26 October onwards)
Costs: regular entrance fee. Entrance is free of charge with a.o. the Museum Card.
Tickets: reservation is mandatory. Book your ticket via this link.

Visitors with a ticket can enter the museum via the cafe from 13.45 hrs. Last entry will be at 15.30 hrs.

Masterpieces on Tour with the Museum Plus Bus

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Due to the corona crisis, many vulnerable elderly people can no longer go to the museum. That is why the Museum Plus Bus has initiated ‘Masterpieces on Tour’ on 6 October; fourteen replicas of masterpieces from Dutch museums travel to various nursing homes. One of the masterpieces that is on tour comes from the collection of the Cobra Museum: Femmes, enfants, animaux by Karel Appel.


The Museum strongly believes that the experience of visiting a museum begins the moment you step a foot out of your home. We want to make this the most immersive experience possible, therefore, if you live in a neighborhood close from Amsterdam, we encourage you to bike here and live an adventure that involves, the city, nature, and culture.

How Far?
Only 25 minutes away from Amsterdam’s Museumplein.


  1. Immerse deeper into a cultural experience
  2. Include new eco-friendly habits that do not harm the environment and are free of Co2
  3. A bike ride is 100% corona-proof
  4. Save traveling expenses
  5. Explore the beauty of Amsterdam and Amstelveen

If you are heading from Amsterdam, our location is perfect to bike through a series of cultural milestones from Amsterdam city, sustainable shops, or beautiful green areas.