Vera Grant

Vera Grant

Program

CCL Class of 2016

Institution

University of Michigan Museum of Art

Title

Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs and Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art

Institution at time of Fellowship

Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art, Hutchins Center, Harvard University

Residency

The Bronx Museum of the Arts

Mentor

Holly Block, The Bronx Museum of the Arts

Vera Ingrid Grant is the director of the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art at the Hutchins Center, Harvard University. She most recently curated THE WOVEN ARC (Summer 2016); the Art of Jazz: NOTES (Spring 2016) at the Cooper Gallery; and The Persuasions of Montford at the Boston Center for the Arts (Spring 2015). Her curatorial approach leverages theories of visual culture to create an immersive exhibition experience charged with object driven dialogues.  Grant is a Fulbright Scholar (University of Hamburg), has an MA in Modern European History from Stanford University,  and is currently a fellow (2015-16) at the Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL). Her recent publications include: Luminós/C/ity.Ordinary Joy, as editor; and author of: “E2: Extraction/Exhibition Dynamics” (Harvard University Press, January 2015); “Visual Culture and the Occupation of the Rhineland,” The Image of the Black in Western Art, Vol. 5, The Twentieth Century, (Harvard University Press, February 2014); and “White Shame/Black Agency: Race as a Weapon in Post-World War I Diplomacy” in African Americans in American Foreign Policy, (University of Illinois Press, February 2014).