The Grotesque 10: Amazing Architectural Sculpture

Plan now to join us on Thursday, October 29 at 7:00 PM for The Dr. Richard M. Shiff Forum presents: The Grotesque 10.

Using his original photographs, photographer, graphic designer and writer, Mathew Duman will explain the use of grotesques and gargoyles on academic buildings from a select group of American institutions of higher learning as well as other interesting features of the Collegiate Gothic architectural style.

Mathew M. Duman is a photographer, graphic designer and writer who grew up in Bethany, Connecticut. He attended the grotesque-free campus of Central Connecticut State University but studied abroad in Italy and Britain as well. While in Europe, he developed a fascination with the features of medieval architecture. After graduation, Mathew continued exploring with photographic trips to Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Back in the United States Mathew began exploring the relationship between the medieval architecture of Europe and collegiate architecture in the United States.

Registration is required – visit our Eventkeeper Calendar to sign up.  After registering, you will be sent the Zoom meeting information.

If you need more information or have further questions, please contact Outreach Librarian  Thomas Cummiskey, phone    (508) 830-4250, email to

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