In 2009 the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum added Delilah W. Pierce and her DC Waterfront, Maine Avenue piece to their permanent collection. If you are in Washington, DC go and visit her painting. Also see: The Smithsonian National Museum Of American Art Hosted An Evening With Delilah W. Pierce
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”
In 1996 Delilah W. Pierce’s art was featured in Bearing Witness: Contemporary words by African American women artists. The book was published by Spelman College and Rizzoli International Publications. Jontyle Theresa Robinson and Maya Angelou are the authors.