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Today is December 21, 2014. The Museum is open from 10 am – 5 pm.

The Life and Art of Nancy Elizabeth Prophet: Calm Assurance and Savage Pleasure

April 13, 2014, 2 – 3:30 pm
Metcalf Auditorium
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Elizabeth Prophet, Sculptress and Teacher, ca. 1937. The Harmon Foundation Collection: Kenneth Space Photographs of the Activities of Southern Black Americans, compiled 1936 - 1937.U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.

Acclaimed actress, Sylvia Ann Soares, appears as Nancy Elizabeth Prophet, RISD’s first Black graduate. Prophet shares her 1920s Paris diaries which led the Rhode Island native to an impressive career as a sculptress of international renown.

A gallery talk on Prophet’s sculpture by museum educator Horace Ballard follows. Co-sponsored by Rhode Island Council for the Humanities and Opera Providence. Free.