Delilah W. Pierce Mentioned In Recent Martha’s Vineyard Magazine Article

Zita Cousens is the owner of the Cousen Rose Gallery located in Oak Bluffs, MA on the famed Circuit Avenue. Ms. Cousens was recently interviewed by the Martha’s Vineyard Magazine. In her article she discusses how Delilah W. Pierce and her dear friend Lois Mailou Jones, artist were among the first exhibitors. Please read her … Continue reading Delilah W. Pierce Mentioned In Recent Martha’s Vineyard Magazine Article

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Delilah W. Pierce Helped Promote Hooks & Porter Exhibit At Howard University

In the December 26, 1957 issue of Jet Magazine Delilah W. Pierce helped promote Earl Hooks' and James A. Porter’s painting and ceramic exhibit at Howard University. James A. Porter was the head of Howard's art department at the time and the director of Howard's art gallery. Mr. Porter would go on to receive the … Continue reading Delilah W. Pierce Helped Promote Hooks & Porter Exhibit At Howard University

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

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

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 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 & 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

Delilah W. Pierce Mentioned In “Alma W. Thomas: A Retrospective of the Paintings”

Delilah W. Pierce and Alma W. Thomas were dear friends and cohorts. According to family representatives of Ms. Pierce, they recall them attending many luncheons, events, and exhibitions together. Delilah W. Pierce was mentioned in the Alma Thomas papers (1894-2000) as part of her Little Paris Group, 1948, and on her Wikipedia page: “Thomas and … Continue reading Delilah W. Pierce Mentioned In “Alma W. Thomas: A Retrospective of the Paintings”

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