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Symposium: 'The Legacy of Cobra'

Event Details

September 16, 2016
9:00 am

Integrative Learning Center

Room: S140

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Karen Kurczynski

“The Legacy of Cobra” is a one-day symposium presenting new perspectives on the history and legacy of postwar European art, the Cobra movement (Copenhagen, Brussels, Amsterdam, 1948–51), and its impact on later art from the Situationist International (1957–72) to today.

The symposium coincides with the opening of the exhibitions “Human Animals: The Art of Cobra” and the concurrent show “Cobra: Contemporary Legacy” at the UMCA. The exhibitions are curated by Karen Kurczynski, assistant professor of art history and scholar of Danish Cobra artist Asger Jorn (1914–73).

A primary aim of investigating Cobra is to connect it to the political and artistic context of today and generate new or unconventional approaches to the pedagogy of art and art history.


The Integrative Learning Center is located in the center of campus, between the campus pond and the Campus Center.

Event Category

Art Exhibit Opening/Closing