Delilah W. Pierce In Washington Post: Corcoran To Be Given African American Art

Delilah W. Pierce is considered one of Washington, DC's "Six Washington Masters." From Jo Ann Lewis's 1996 article: Tibbs's collection has not gone unseen here. He organized several important exhibitions at the house-museum over the years, including "Surrealism and the Afro-American Artist." In 1983, "Six Washington Masters," featuring works by Richard Dempsey, Lois Jones, Delilah … Continue reading Delilah W. Pierce In Washington Post: Corcoran To Be Given African American Art

Delilah W. Pierce & Joseph Pierce Attend National Council of Negro Women Puerto Rico Send Off Party On August 25, 1979

Delilah W. and Joseph Pierce were fierce advocates for social and economic empowerment in the United States and around the world. On August 25, 1979 they both attended a party at the home of local Washington, DC artist S. Bruce Brown. The party was to support the National Council of Negro Women’s efforts to help … Continue reading Delilah W. Pierce & Joseph Pierce Attend National Council of Negro Women Puerto Rico Send Off Party On August 25, 1979

Delilah W. Pierce Exhibited At A Tribute For The First African American Painter Of Note – Lois Mailou Jones At Martin Luther King Library, 1979

In February of 1979 Delilah W. Pierce was asked to exhibit at a tribute to artist Lois Mailou Jones (November 3, 1905 – June 9, 1998) held at the Martin Luther King Library in Washington, DC. Lois Mailou Jones and Delilah W. Pierce were more than peers in the visual arts. They both summered and … Continue reading Delilah W. Pierce Exhibited At A Tribute For The First African American Painter Of Note – Lois Mailou Jones At Martin Luther King Library, 1979

Delilah W. Pierce Participates In District of Columbia Appropriation Bill For 1941 Hearings Before The Subcommittee Of The Committee On Appropriations United States Senate

As a member of the Phi Delta Kappa Sorority, Delilah W. Pierce fought so that Washington, DC and all underserved school districts, including rural districts, could receive appropriate funding for public education. Learn more about the: District of Columbia Appropriation Bill For 1941 Hearings Before The Subcommittee Of The Committee On Appropriations United States Senate.

Delilah W. Pierce Hosted Phi Delta Kappa Meeting In The Gold Coast

Delilah W. Pierce hosted a planning meeting of the Phi Delta Kappa sorority at her home in the Washington, DC Gold Coast – A nickname for the community of Washington, DC’s African American elite. At the time, the president was Mr. Olivia Henry, educator and fierce advocate for African American young people understanding the importance … Continue reading Delilah W. Pierce Hosted Phi Delta Kappa Meeting In The Gold Coast

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 Discusses Friend Alma Thomas in: Oxford History of Art: African American Art

Dr. Sharon F. Patton, former director at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art (Washington, DC), set out to accomplish two primary goals in the Oxford History of Art: African American Art: Discuss folk and decorative arts such as ceramics, furniture, and quilts alongside fine art, sculptures, paintings, and photography during the 1800s. Examine the … Continue reading Delilah W. Pierce Discusses Friend Alma Thomas in: Oxford History of Art: African American Art

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”

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