An Education in the Grotesque: The Gargoyes of Yale University

Otis Library will host the program “An Education in the Grotesque: The Gargoyles of Yale University” with Mathew M. Duman on Wednesday, October 12, at 6:30 p.m. in the Millie and Martin Shapiro Community Room. 

Mathew M. Duman is a photographer and graphic designer who grew up in Bethany, CT and attended the gargoyle-free campus of Central Connecticut State University.  While studying abroad, Matt developed a fascination with the grotesque sculptures of the cathedrals of Britain.  He has taken photographic trips to Italy, Africa, Australia and New Zealand.  Currently working in New Haven, Matt has explored the variety of sculpture found on the buildings of Yale University and, as a personal project, has researched and documented their “new-world” grotesques, which are closer but no less fascinating than their European counterparts.

This program is sponsored by The Friends of Otis Library.  Free and open to the public.  Copies of“An Education in the Grotesque” will be available for sale and signing.