Delilah W. Pierce Among Alma Thomas’ Little Paris Group, 1948

Delilah W. Pierce and Alma Thomas were professional peers and friends. According to  the Smithsonian Institutes Archives of American Art their relationship was captured in the Alma Thomas papers, 1894-2001, in her Little Paris Group, 1948. The Little Paris Group, as described in the archives: Met once a week with Miles Celine Tabary and Lois … Continue reading Delilah W. Pierce Among Alma Thomas’ Little Paris Group, 1948

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Delilah W. Pierce Mentioned In Collecting African American Art by Dr. Halima Taha

Delilah W. Pierce Mentioned In Collecting African American Art by Dr. Halima Taha and published by Crown Publishing Group in 1998. Learn more about: Collecting African American Art: ‪works on paper and canvas.

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 & 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

The Smithsonian National Museum of American Art Hosted: An Evening with Delilah W. Pierce

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’t … Continue reading The Smithsonian National Museum of American Art Hosted: An Evening with Delilah W. Pierce

Delilah W. Pierce Featured & Promoted For Wayland House Gallery Exhibition

On June 23, 1984 Delilah W. Pierce was the featured artist at the Wayland House Gallery in Washington, DC. The exhibition was promoted in the Afro American's Feminine Frontier section. According to reporter Nikki Nakantani, the Wayland House had a reception the week before and the exhibition also featured fellow Washington, DC artist Peter Robinson … Continue reading Delilah W. Pierce Featured & Promoted For Wayland House Gallery Exhibition

Delilah W. Pierce’s Artwork Featured In Exhibition 1974-75 At the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum-Smithsonian Institution

Delilah W. Pierce led by example and was an advocate for lifting up underserved communities. That’s why she was a fierce supporter of The Anacostia Neighborhood Museum. According to the Smithsonian Institution Archives: The Anacostia Neighborhood Museum opened on September 15, 1967, in the historic Carver Theater in Anacostia, Washington, DC, as a “store-front museum” … Continue reading Delilah W. Pierce’s Artwork Featured In Exhibition 1974-75 At the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum-Smithsonian Institution

Delilah W. Pierce Among The Permanent Howard University Gallery Collection

Delilah W. Pierce was not only an artist, she was an activist, educator and community leader. Ms. Pierce believed in supporting historically black institutions. She had exhibitions at the Howard University Gallery in 1960, 1963, 1964, 1966, and 1976. Delilah W. Pierce's Gay Head Cliffs is among their permanent collection. Visit the Howard University Gallery … Continue reading Delilah W. Pierce Among The Permanent Howard University Gallery Collection

Delilah W. Pierce Included In The Women’s Studies Encyclopedia

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 Studies … Continue reading Delilah W. Pierce Included In The Women’s Studies Encyclopedia

Delilah W. Pierce Illustrates Cottagers Cookbook

Delilah W. Pierce is the illustrator of the Cottagers Cookbook, published in 1978. Delilah was a founding member of the Cottagers, an Oak Bluffs, MA (Martha’s Vineyard) professional African American civic organization. Delilah W. Pierce Mentioned In The Dorothy West Martha’s Vineyard Delilah W. Pierce Gave A Talk To Harvard Radcliffe Club Delilah W. Pierce Mentioned In … Continue reading Delilah W. Pierce Illustrates Cottagers Cookbook