Tell Me Your Story

Visitors can explore the visual richness of black culture in Kunsthal KAdE through the works of 50 African American artists.

Romare Bearden, Maquette for Quilting Time, 1985. Detroit Institute of Arts. c/o Pictoright Amsterdam 2019

Around 140 works - mainly on loan from the United States - will be exhibited in Amersfoort. Most of the participating artists have never been exhibited in the Netherlands before. Meet the figureheads of African American art and learn about their unique stories.

Tell Me Your Story focuses on five chronological periods: the Harlem Renaissance, Post Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights, Black Renaissance and the Bloom Generation. The artists in each of these distinct periods shared one common characteristic: the need to express themselves and safeguard the vital African tradition of storytelling.