An Education in the Grotesque: The Gargoyles of Yale University

Wednesday, July 14

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Presented by the Branford Historical Society!

Join us for a lecture by Mathew Duman highlighting a selection of gargoyles and grotesques found throughout the buildings of Yale University’s campus in New Haven, CT. Using original photographs from his book, “An Education in the Grotesque”, he explores the artistic, historic, architectural, and even humorous significance of these decorative sculptures, as well as their role in communicating the identity of Yale University as a place of learning and enlightenment. Yale has a special connection to the town of Branford as the school was founded at Rev. Samuel Russel’s house in 1701.