Delilah W. Pierce’s Marriage Highlighted

In the December 19, 1936 Afro American an announcement was published highlighting the marriage of Delilah with Joseph L. Pierce. This was 1930's African American society at its best. The wedding was performed by the Reverend Walter H. Brooks who was a religious scholar and at the time pastor of the Nineteenth Baptist Church, the first African … Continue reading Delilah W. Pierce’s Marriage Highlighted

Delilah W. Pierce & Her Connection To The First African American Admitted To The National Press Club

Reporter Louis Lautier, who, according the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, is known for being an advocate who successfully achieved integrating the Senate and House press galleries in 1947. Mr. Lautier covered the life of Delilah W. Pierce and highlighted her in his Afro American newspaper Capital Spotlight column. At the time Mr. Lautier … Continue reading Delilah W. Pierce & Her Connection To The First African American Admitted To The National Press Club

Delilah W. Pierce Helped Address Gender & Racial Inequality In Forever Free: Art By African-American Women, 1862-1980 An Exhibition

Delilah W. Pierce not only helped to expand black identity perceptions during her life and career as an artist, curator, educator and advocate, she helped break down the vicious barriers of gender inequality within the visual arts community. Author Susan Willand Worteck said in the introduction:  The role of black women in the development of … Continue reading Delilah W. Pierce Helped Address Gender & Racial Inequality In Forever Free: Art By African-American Women, 1862-1980 An Exhibition

Jessica B. Harris Mentioned Delilah W. Pierce In The Martha’s Vineyard Table

Jessica B. Harris, author of The Martha’s Vineyard Table mentioned Delilah W. Pierce while reflecting on her mother. Click to learn more about: The Martha's Vineyard Table.   Also View: Delilah W. Pierce Illustrates Cottagers Cookbook Delilah W. Pierce Mentioned In The Dorothy West Martha's Vineyard Delilah W. Pierce Gave Talk To Harvard Radcliffe Club … Continue reading Jessica B. Harris Mentioned Delilah W. Pierce In The Martha’s Vineyard Table

Delilah W. Pierce Included In Corcoran Gallery Book

In 1983 The Gallery published a book authored by historian and current Harvard University Adjunct Professor John Beardsley; color field painter and lyrical abstractionist Sam Gilliam and the Corcoran Gallery of Art. The book covered modern painters at the Corcoran, which included African American art.  In the book Sam Gilliam talks with great affection about … Continue reading Delilah W. Pierce Included In Corcoran Gallery Book

Delilah W. Pierce Featured In Jet For Exhibition With Georgette Seabrooke Powell

Jet Magazine always dedicated a section to activities within the African American community around the country. In 1975 their June edition promoted an exhibit held by Georgette Seabrooke Powell and the DC Art Association. Delilah W. Pierce was one of the exhibitors. This exhibition was held to show the diversity within the African American visual … Continue reading Delilah W. Pierce Featured In Jet For Exhibition With Georgette Seabrooke Powell

Delilah W. Pierce Very Much Part Of Black Arts Movement: Expanding Black Identity Perceptions

Delilah W. Pierce helped expand the Black Arts Movement with her figurative and abstract paintings. Her art helped express the diversity within the black aesthetic, during a time where African Americans were exploring the idea of what it meant to be "BLACK" and how that related to the larger mainstream American culture. This was also … Continue reading Delilah W. Pierce Very Much Part Of Black Arts Movement: Expanding Black Identity Perceptions

Delilah W. Pierce Featured At Corcoran Gallery

In 1996 the New Art Examiner, a Chicago based publication that began because it wanted to provide an "unique vantage point outside the artistic mainstream," highlighted the Corcoran Gallery and their African American art exhibitions. According to the article, their inclusion of African American art positioned the Corcoran Gallery as, "a leading educational resource center … Continue reading Delilah W. Pierce Featured At Corcoran Gallery

Delilah W. Pierce Discusses Friend Alma Thomas in: Oxford History of Art: African American Art

Dr. Sharon F. Patton, former director at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art (Washington, DC), set out to accomplish two primary goals in the Oxford History of Art: African American Art: Discuss folk and decorative arts such as ceramics, furniture, and quilts alongside fine art, sculptures, paintings, and photography during the 1800s. Examine the … Continue reading Delilah W. Pierce Discusses Friend Alma Thomas in: Oxford History of Art: African American Art

Delilah W. Pierce & The First African American Privately Owned Gallery In US

The Barnett Aden Gallery, founded in 1943 by James Vernon Herring (1897-1969) and Alonzo Aden (1906-1961), was the first privately owned African American gallery in the United States. It was located in Washington, DC. Delilah W. Pierce held exhibitions their in 1958, 1959, and 1960 and was actively involved with The Barnett Aden Gallery. In … Continue reading Delilah W. Pierce & The First African American Privately Owned Gallery In US