Press – Cobra Museum voor Moderne Kunst


Welcome to the press page of Cobra Museum of Modern Art Amstelveen. Press material (press releases, press image overview) from the exhibitions can be found here. The press image overview shows which images are available and can be used royalty-free (unless otherwise indicated) during the exhibition, provided that the correct captions and copyrights are included. These photographs can only be used for editorial (and non-commercial) purposes, such as a review or promotion of the exhibition.

In the folders you will find high-resolution images and the caption document. Some images are temporarily exempt from copyright. This is stated in the caption document. You do, however, always have to use the correct and complete captions.

We remind you of your own responsibility when publishing images. You must provide the correct captions and have the correct rights to publish images. The Cobra Museum is never the owner of the image rights of the works of art themselves, and rarely of the portraits of the artists. These lie with the artist or with the heirs of the artist, or with the photographer in question. More information about this can be obtained from Pictoright. Information about the conditions and rates: and 020 -589 18 40  

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Press by appointment

The Cobra Museum is happy to offer journalists and film crews the opportunity to visit exhibitions and activities. In addition, we will gladly think along with you about creating exclusive content in relation to our programme. Upon presentation of a press card, admission to the Cobra Museum is free of charge (online reservation is currently required). In order to provide the best possible service to journalists, professional photographers and camera crews, please coordinate your visit with us by sending an e-mail to

Contact person:

Patricia Bosboom
(head of marketing & communication ai)
+31 (0) 6 14 74 07 30

Beatrijs Jansen
(Communication & press)
+31 (0) 20 547 50 39

General information

Here you will find the most relevant general press releases and a selection of royalty-free photographs (exterior and interior) of the Cobra Museum. Would you like to receive more images? Please contact us via

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Cobra Museum voor Moderne Kunst
communication, marketing and press department

Cobra Museum of Modern Art Amstelveen

The Cobra Museum focuses on the art and ideas of the Cobra movement. Cobra is part of the canon of art history, but the ‘spirit’ of Cobra is still very much alive. An alternative culture, based on international solidarity and creativity, is perhaps more relevant than ever in the world we live in today. The Cobra Museum therefore actively links the collection and history of Cobra to contemporary artists, modern art movements and current affairs.


Under the skin – the life and work of Claude Cahun

The first retrospective in the Netherlands of the work of the French artist, activist and writer Claude Cahun (1894 – 1954). Over 70 photographs and photomontages, mainly from the Jersey Heritage Trust, was on view in Amstelveen in 2020/2021, along with publications and archive material. The exhibition shows how diverse, progressive and activistic Cahun’s work is.

Press release

Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera: A Love Revolution

From May 2021, the Cobra Museum of Modern Art will be 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) and the other Mexican modernists, a selection of drawings and photographs will also be on display. The exhibition offers the opportunity to discover the world of the world-famous Mexican modernists.

Press release
Gallery overviews


Karel Appel 100 Years

On the occasion of the 100th birthday of Karel Appel (Amsterdam, 1921-Zürich, 2006), the museum opens an exhibition with the most beautiful works of Karel Appel from its own collection, supplemented with a number of special loans. We will, of course, celebrate his birthday with a festive programme on that Sunday.

Gallery overviews


From 15 October 2021 this exhibition shows over 100 black and white photographs of about 60 artists. All of the works have the human body as the central theme and all belong to the collection of photographer and collector Pedro Slim (Beirut, Libanon, 1950).

Press release
Gallery overviews