The Pierians Incorporated

           Founded in 1958 . National Office Established in 1982

Enjoy the Arts in Your Area

Atlanta Area:


  • At the High Museum


Friday Evening Jazz At The High   Mark your calendar for live jazz in the High’s atrium on the third Friday of every month, hosted by Jamal Ahmad from Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Atlanta’s jazz station! Music, drinks, art—no matter the month, every Friday Jazz offers a great lineup featuring different styles of jazz, from straight ahead to free jazz, bebop to swing, and more. Performances are free with Museum admission.


Something Over Something Else. Romare Beardon's Profile Series    Through February 2, 2020.

This exhibition draws its title from the 1977 New Yorker article that spurred Bearden to create the Profile series. Authored by Calvin Tomkins for the magazine’s “Profiles” section, the biographical essay, “Putting Something over Something Else,” was titled after Bearden’s own words describing the creative process. The experience of being interviewed for this article, and recounting moments stretching back to childhood, inspired Bearden to create his own word-and-picture elaborations on the decades of his life.

Permanent Collection of French Impressionists On-going. This is an expansive look at the beauty of impressionist art.



  • At The Horizon Theatre 


At The Horizon Theatre  Check out the best in contemporary theatre, with "intelligence, humor and heart".


  • At The Fox Theatre  


Don't  miss all the wonderful live shows at  The Fabulous Fox in Atlanta Check it out!!

Enjoy a Winter of Great Performances!! Enjoy a Holiday Extravaganza on December 17, 2019. See The Nutcracker (December 18-24, 2019). Enjoy the National Ballet Company's Romeo & Juliet.


Baltimore Area:


  • Permanent Exhibits to Enjoy


Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center Dedicated to promoting the unique history and continuing legacy of African-American art and culture in the city of Baltimore. This is done through exhibition space, programming and educational activities.  Relax and enjoy the wonders of this center within the city of Baltimore.


  • The Baltimore Museum of Art


The Cone Collection -- Baltimore Museum of Art.  This exhibit features the works of Pissarro, Picasso, Matisse and other great artists.


Distinguished Collection of African Art The first exhibition in a three-part series that explores light, color, and pattern in objects from the BMA's distinguished collection of African art, Light features more than 40 works, including a recently acquired bead painting by Yoruba artist Jimoh Buraimoh and the BMA's world-renowned Baga D'mba (seen in the round for the first time in decades).


Mark Bradford: Tomorrow Is Another Day.  One of Michelle Obama's favorites! September 22, 2018 - March 3, 2019 Originally presented at the U.S. Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale, Mark Bradford’s Tomorrow Is Another Day was born out of his ongoing interest in the inherently social nature of the material world we inhabit. Bradford (American, b. 1961) recycles ordinary materials in an homage to a shared American experience, recalling memories of his mother’s hair salon or the streets of Los Angeles. In its U.S. debut, this exhibition takes on new meaning within the context of the Baltimore community and speaks to the artist’s belief in art as a platform to examine contradictory histories and effect positive change.

Visit the New Contemporary Art Wing at The Baltimore Museum of Art It's now open.



  •   At The James E. Lewis Museum of Art [Morgan State Universivy]

View the collections and exhibits at the museum, including the esciting exhibit of African-American Art

Located on the edge of the Morgan State University southeast campus, made its debut on December 1, 2001 with a glorious performance by the renowned soprano, Ms. Jessye Norman-accompanied by pianist, Mark Markham. Check out the latest performances!

  • At The Walters Art Museum


The holdings of The Walters are outstanding not only for their quality, but for their range and diversity, spanning some 55 centuries from ancient Egyptian art to late 19th-century European paintings and decorative objects. Explore it all!

  • Modell Lyric Performing Arts Center


Chase the Winter Blues at the Lyric!! Enjoy a Holiday Concert (December 19, 2019). Take someone special to the Valentine's Classic Soul concert on Valentine's Day. Bid winter goodbye with a 70's Soul Jam on March 6, 2020.   Modell Lyric Performing Arts Center. Check it out!!


  • At  The Detroit Institute of Arts


Friday Night Live features live music each Friday to help you end the week. Detroit Institute of Arts  While there, check out the exhibits and collections available.


  • At  The Detroit Opera House


Dance Theatre of Harlem!! Enjoy the works of the cultural ambassadors to the aorld. Beloved by Detroit audiences, this company forever changed the face of modern dance. March 14-15, 2020 at The Detroit Opera House.


  • At  The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History


Enjoy the permanent exhibit And Still We Rise: Our Journey Through African American History and Culture.  See this and other exciting exhibits at the Charles Wright Museum.



Flint Area:



  • Permanent Exhibits to Enjoy


Stories in Stained Glass: The Art of Samuel A. Hodge -- Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit, Michigan. The works of art included in this long-term installation focus on three areas of African American culture and history. The Musicians celebrates everyday people who have exercised their right to interpret the world as they see it through songs and instruments. Dance and Dancers on the other hand, honors those artists who use their bodies as the medium to express non-verbal emotions, themes and ideas. And Freedom Advocates is dedicated to notable African Americans who fought and died to ensure dignity and freedom for themselves and their people.




Hilton Head Area:



  • At the Telfair Museum


Visit the Owens-Thomas House and Slave Quarters  Telfair Museum


  • At  La Belle Image Gallery


Check out great impressionists paintings at La Belle Image Gallery.  9 Harborside Lane, Suite E [Shelter Cove Harbor, Hilton Head Island, SC]


Pittsburgh Area:


  • Permanent Exhibits to Enjoy


Explore the Wonders at the Carnegie Museum  Enjoy this dazzling display of permanent collections and exhibits.


  • At  The Carnegie Museum of Art


From the Heinz Architectural Center and The Hall of Architecture to the Hall of Sculpture, it's all at The Carnegie Museum of Art. The Carnegie Museum of Art offers a distinguished collection of contemporary art that includes film and video works. Other collections of note include works of American art from the late nineteenth century, French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, and European and American decorative arts from the late seventeenth century to the present.


The Carnegie Museum of Art presents a retrospective of the work of African American photojournalist Charles "Teenie" Harris (1908-1997).  This exhibit preserves, showcases, and promotes Harris' remarkable work, which The New York Times called "breathtaking in scope."  Featuring Harris' greatest images of life in Pittsburgh's African American communities from the 1930s through the 1970s, Teenie Harris, Photographer: An American Story included a multimedia presentation, prints, and a variety of educational resources. A must see!!


  • At  The Pittsburgh  Opera


This season, such classics as Aida and the Magic Flute.  Also see Dark Sisters.  It's all available at The Pittsburgh Opera


  • At  The Manchester Craftsmen's Guild

Jazz Series  Manchester Craftsmen's Guild  Once more, this year offers a fine selection of jazz concerts for the discriminating audience. Be sure not to miss any of the concerts the Manchester has to offer.



Raleigh Area:



  • At  The North Carolina Museum of Art


Visit The African Gallery and see the many works of African art from the 19th and 20th centuries. Although most of the objects in the collection are made of wood, many other materials are featured, such as terracotta, beads, cast metals, textiles and ivory. The differences in cultures are reflected in the objects wide range of symbols, styles, materials, techniques and functions.  This exhibit and many others are available at The North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh.


  • At  The Carolina Ballet


The dance season is complete with Firebrand, Swan Lake and much more!  If the ballet is what you love, you will find it here at The Carolina Ballet.


  • At  The North Carolina Symphony


Enjoy classical musicat The North Carolina Symphony.  The concert season offers music to delight the soul.


Richmond Area:


  • At  The Virginia Museum of  Fine Arts


Visit the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and explore the collections and exhibits. Each exhibit excites the spirit and stirs the soul. 

Dominion Jazz Cafe. Enjoy sweet music at the cafe Thursday evenings 6-9pm.

Working Together-Kamoinge Workshop. Inspired by the archive of Richmond native Louis Draper, VMFA has organized an unprecedented exhibition that chronicles the first twenty years of the Kamoinge Workshop, a group of African American photographers he helped to found in 1963. More than 140 photographs by fifteen of the early members—Anthony Barboza, Adger Cowans, Danny Dawson, Roy DeCarava, Louis Draper, Al Fennar, Ray Francis, Herman Howard, Jimmie Mannas Jr., Herb Randall, Herb Robinson, Beuford Smith, Ming Smith, Shawn Walker, and Calvin Wilson—reveal the vision and commitment of this remarkable group of artists.



Washington, D.C. Area:


  • Smithsonian National Museum of African American History


The Smithsonian National Museum of African American Hist and Culturs a state-of-the-art building that addresses nearly every aspect of the African American experience, covering the arts, slavery, the Civil Rights Movement, athletics and much more.

Not to be missed! 


  • At  The Phillips Collection Art Gallery


Enjoy all the wonderful things at  The Phillips Collection  Learn about Jacob Lawrenc's Migration Series at the Phillips!


  • At  The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts


Enjoy the ballet, the National Symphony, Jazz, and a myriad of performing arts at The Kennedy Center.  If it is art, you will find it at the Kennedy Center.

Alvin Ailey Dance Company!! Enjoy the works of the cultural ambassadors to the aorld. Beloved by audiences everywhere, this company forever changed the face of modern dance. February 4-9, 2020 at The Kennedy Center.