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University of Michigan Museum of Art Taps Vera Grant as Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs and Curator of Modern Art

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The University of Michigan Museum of Art in Ann Arbor has brought on Vera Grant as the museum’s new deputy director of curatorial affairs and curator of modern and contemporary art. She will start in her new position this September.

Grant comes to the university following her time as director of the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art at Harvard University’s Hutchins Center. She also held the role of executive director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard.

Christina Olsen, the museum’s director, said in a statement, “Vera Grant has exceptional experience, intellectual range, an immersive approach to visual culture and commitment to broad public dialogue, and underrepresented voices and perspectives. She is the perfect creative partner to join us in shaping the museum’s future, and I look forward to working with her to develop exciting new ways to engage the entire university and our broader public.”  

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