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In his lecture, Mathew Duman highlights a selection of gargoyles and grotesques found throughout the buildings of Yale University’s campus in New Haven. Using original photographs from his book, “An Education in the Grotesque”, he explores the artistic, historic, architectural & even humorous significance of these decorative sculptures and  their role in communicating the identity of Yale University as a place of learning and enlightenment.
Mathew Duman grew up in Bethany, Connecticut. He  works as a photographer and graphic designer at the Knights of Columbus in New Haven. He attended the gargoyle-free campus of Central Connecticut State University but while studying abroad, became fascinated with the architectural detail of the cathedrals of Britain. Duman has since taken photographic trips to Italy, Africa, Australia & New Zealand