Press Release 5/22/17

(Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Memorial Library is pleased to welcome photographer and author Mathew M. Duman of Bethany, CT for a Book Talk on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Duman will discuss and sign his book An Education in the Grotesque: The Gargoyles of Yale University.

He will highlight a selection of gargoyles & grotesques found throughout the buildings of Yale University’s campus in New Haven, CT. Using original photographs from his book, he will explore the artistic, historic, architectural and even humorous significance of these decorative sculptures and their role in communicating the identity of Yale University as a place of learning & enlightenment.

Mathew Duman grew up in Bethany, CT and works as a photographer & 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. Mathew has since taken photographic trips to Italy, Africa, Australia & New Zealand.

This event is free and open to the public. To register or for more information call the Library, 860-927-3761; email; stop by the Library; or visit the Library’s online calendar at His book will be available for purchase & signing after the talk.

The Kent Memorial Library’s mission is to enrich the lives of individuals and the community by providing materials, programs, and services to encourage reading, learning and imagination. The Kent Memorial Library is located at 32 North Main Street, Kent, Connecticut.