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 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 alsoContinue reading “Delilah W. Pierce Very Much Part Of Black Arts Movement: Expanding Black Identity Perceptions”
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. InContinue reading “Delilah W. Pierce & The First African American Privately Owned Gallery In US”
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”
On September 12, 1950 Delilah W. Pierce was featured in an article highlighting the achievements of a Washington, DC business called The Ethical Prescription Pharmacy. The article was entitled One Million Prescriptions Under Same Ownership Is Proud Record. According to the article she was the first and one-millionth customer of the business, which began in 1929Continue reading “Delilah W. Pierce Helps A Great Depression Business Make History”
According to the Smithsonian Archives of American Art Delilah W. Pierce was to exhibit at The National Women’s Caucus for Art – College Art Association’s Annual meeting in 1979. Emily Martin and Tritobia Benjamin were the co-curators. However, do to the lack of funding the exhibition was cancelled. Learn More: Artists’ files for exhibition ofContinue reading “Delilah W. Pierce & Fellow Artists’ Files For Exhibition Of African-American Women Artists, 1969-1978”
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.
In 2001 Delilah W. Pierce was included in Daniel J. Frye’s African American Visual Artists: An Annotated Bibliography of Educational Resource Materials.
Delilah W. Pierce attended the 1962 sorority luncheon celebrating founders’ day. Members from 5 cities were in attendance. About Phi Delta Kappa Dr. Gladys Merrit Ross, Julia Asbury Barnes, Dr. Florence Steele Hunt, Dr. Gladys Cannon Nunery, Ella Wells Butler, Mildred Morris Williams, Edna McConnell and Marguerite Gross It was Palm Sunday, April 23, 1923,Continue reading “Delilah W. Pierce Participated In Phi Delta Kappa Sorority Luncheon 1962”