Tyler professor curates exhibit that's "against the grain"

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Philadelphia Inquirer

A year ago, when Tyler School of Art professor Gerard Brown was asked to curate a 25-year retrospective of the Center for Art in Wood, he headed for the basement to check out the collection. He found a lot more than the "10,000 bowls" the center's old image and origins might have suggested. "There are issues of gender and identity, pieces that have a kind of incredible sense of humor, work that has wit and charm about it, work that ties into the history of furniture and into contemporary aesthetics," he said.