On February 12, 1985 the National Museum of American Art in Washington, DC hosted an exhibition and talk entitled: An Evening with Delilah W. Pierce, part of the Continuing Traditions: Festival of Afro-American Arts. The event was one hour long (6 pm to 7 pm). According to Mary Markey with the Smithsonian Institution Archives, “[We] can’tContinue reading “The Smithsonian National Museum of American Art Hosted: An Evening with Delilah W. Pierce”
Delilah W. Pierce was highlighted in 1971 by being included in The International Review of African American Art, Volume 14 – Published by the Museum of African American Art (Los Angeles, California & Hampton, Virginia). Delilah W. Pierce shared her gift with the world. Ms. Pierce earned the Agnes-Meyer Fellowship (Europe, Middle East and Africa study),Continue reading “Delilah W. Pierce Highlighted In The International Review of African American Art, Volume 14, 1997”
In 1983 the Washington Afro-American promoted the Smithsonian’s special event for Black History Month: The Black Artist in Wash, DC. Delilah W. Pierce demonstrated her art in this event held at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum. View the 1983 Washington Afro-America newspaper.
Delilah W. Pierce was a very active artist, curator, and educator. One of her talks was promoted in The Washingtonian Magazine in 1985. Learn More: The Washingtonian, Volume 20.
Author Helen Tierney published a cannon of female African American painters. In her anthology she covered the wider expressions of African American female artists. Delilah W. Pierce was included in the cannon. Ms. Tierney explored some of the core “emotions” of African American art: celebration, grief, anger, and pride. Check out Helen Tierney’s The Women’s StudiesContinue reading “Delilah W. Pierce Included In The Women’s Studies Encyclopedia”
Delilah W. Pierce dedicated her life to fighting for equal rights for women, equal education, and fairness for people of color. Her art expressed that notion. Author Robert Henkes created a cannon for African American women artists and their expressions. From the pages of The Art of Black Women: African American women artists have foughtContinue reading “Delilah W. Pierce Featured In The Art of Black American Women”
Pennsylvania State University graduate, Janet Gail Abbott, captured the struggles and successes in African American art history in her dissertation – The Barnett Aden Gallery: A Home For Diversity In A Segregated City. Delilah W. Pierce was mentioned for her support of the Barnett Aden Gallery.
Prior to 1970 African American’s and their works were not catalogued in the Library of Congress, unless it was fiction. Dorothy B. Porter, bibliographer and curator, “who built the Moorland-Spingam Research Center at Howard University…and the first African American to graduate from Columbia University’s library school,” took on such a task. In 1970 Ms. PorterContinue reading “Delilah W. Pierce & Husband Included in Library Of Congress’ The Negro In The United States”