Vera Ingrid Grant is a curator and a scholar who has produced numerous national and international exhibitions. She is specialized on African and African American art and issues related to race and social justice in contemporary art.
Since 2012, Grant was the director of the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art at the Hutchins Center at Harvard University. Previously, she was executive director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard and the associate director of the African and African American Studies Program at Stanford University (2001-2007).
Grant has curated numerous exhibitions, including most recently “Harlem: Found Ways” (summer 2017). She holds an M.A. in modern European history from Stanford and a B.A. in history from the City College of New York, CUNY. She was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Hamburg in Germany, a fellow at the Center for Curatorial Leadership, a fellow at the Studio Museum in Harlem, and a Sheila Biddle Ford Foundation Fellow.
She has lectured and published widely on race and visuality, in 20th century American and German culture.