The Pierians Incorporated

           Founded in 1958 . National Office Established in 1982

Enjoy the Arts in Your Area

Atlanta Area:


  • At the High Museum


Civil Rights Photography, 1956-1968  The High Museum of Art holds one of the most significant collections of photographs of the civil rights movement. The works on display are a small selection of the collection, which numbers more than 250 photographs that document the social protest movement, from Rosa Parks’s arrest to the Freedom Rides to the march on Washington, D.C. The city of Atlanta—the birthplace of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.—was a hub of civil rights activism and figures prominently in the collection. Visionary leaders such as Dr. King, Congressman John Lewis, and former mayor Ambassador Andrew Young are featured alongside countless unsung heroes.    

Arbus, Avedon and Winogrand Photographs From The Collection  Sep 24, 2016 - Feb 19, 2017.Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon and Garry Winogrand were innovative photographers of the American social scene in the 1960s and 1970s. Together their work changed the course of modern photography, and through their high-profile shows at The Museum of Modern Art, each built a legacy that has been inspirational to generations of photographers.

Nellie Mae Rowe: At Night Things Come to Me  has been installed in the Nellie Mae Rowe Room. Rowe often portrayed beings that seem to come from another plane of existence. Some take the form of hybrid creatures, combining features of different animals. Rowe simply called them "varmints" or said they were "something that ain't been born yet." Others, which take humanoid shape, she identified as "haints" or spirits.
In one vivid drawing, whose title gives this exhibition its name, she portrayed herself lying in bed being visited by otherworldly creatures of her imagination. You can visit them, too, in At Night Things Come to Me.


Friday Evening Jazz at the High [5 to 10 p.m.]  Every third Friday of the month end your week and start relaxing at the High. The Museum offers live musical preformance with a background of magnificent art.  Relax, enjoy one of the specialty martinis and take in the art as the music feeds your spirit.


  • 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  all the wonderful live shows at  The Fabulous Fox in Atlanta Check it out!!



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).


Shirting Views: People & Politics In Contemporary African Art  Contemporary Art From Africa at The Baltimore Museum of Art. This collection of photographs offer political prospectives on the lives of Africans and their diasporic descendants.  Dec 18, 2016 - June 18, 2017.

Imagining Home.  Exciting new collection at The Baltimore Museum of Art's new Patricia and Mark Joseph Education Center. This collection of paintings, sculpture, decorative arts and textles from the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific Islands.  Through August 2018.

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


The Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center, 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


  •   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

  • At The Murphy Fine Arts Centre

The Dutchman. An Evening of One-Acts at the
Turpin-Lamb Theatre. Sep 30-Oct 9, 2016
MSU Marching Band Show
. Gilliam Concert Hall. December 3, 2016
MSU Christmas Concert.
Gilliam Concert Hall. December 11, 2016

  • 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!



  • 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


Alvin Ailey Dance Company!! Enjoy the works of the cultural ambassadors to the aorld. Beloved by Detroit audiences, this company forever changed the face of modern dance. April 21-22, 2017 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


21st Annual Telfair Art Fair, Savannah, Georgia.  November 13-15, 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


Hillman Hall of Minerals and Gems -- Carnegie Museum (Permanent Exhibit)  Enjoy this dazzling display of gems.


  • 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 Kuntu Theatre


Before it closes its doors, visit  The Kuntu Theatre and see the oldest performance art theatre in Pittsburgh.


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, Carmen, Pinocchio, The Nutcracker 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.

Gordon Parks: Back To Fort Scott. This photographic exhibition by the great Gordon Parks examines the realities of life under segregation in 1950s America.  Not to be missed! 



Washington, D.C. Area:


  • Permanent Exhibits to Enjoy


Word, Shout, Song: Lorenzo Dow Turner Connecting Communities through Language. This exhibit at The Anacostia Community Museum of  The Smithsonian documents the historical journey made by people from Africa to the Americas, along with their language and music. On view are rare photographs, recordings, and artifacts collected by Turner from those Gullah communities in the United States Brazil, and West Africa. Not to be missed! 


  • At  The Phillips Collection Art Gallery


Renior Exhibit at The Phillips Collection features the famous work entitled The Luncheon of the Boating Party.  Take in the glorious art of the impressionist period.


  • 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. Also at the Kennedy Center is The Lion King.  If you haven't seen it, get tickets soon.