Talks & Events


9 April 2020 | 17:00 – 19:00h. | The Rembrandt House Museum

In 1661 Rembrandt painted two African men. This painting (from the Mauritshuis collection) was known as ‘The Two Mores’ for a long time, a term dating back to the seventeenth century. But where and how did the term ‘more’ actually originate?

British historian Robin Walker has researched the history of the ‘mores’. During this Rembrandt LIVE event he will dive deeper in the overlooked early history of black people in Europe. Recent research has revealed that there was a small community of people of African heritage in Amsterdam in the seventeenth century. Robin Walker and Mitchell Esajas (The Black Archives) will take you on a journey to see more – in our history, in paintings of black people in Rembrandt’s time and in black presence now.

Rembrandt LIVE #3 will take place on the fourth floor of the modern museum wing free of charge with an admission ticket for the museum. There will be an opportunity to visit Rembrandt HERE: Black in Rembrandt’s Time before the event. Tickets fort his event are €7,50 and are only available as a supplement to an entrance ticket tot he museum or a Museum/Friend card.

Language: English