Grotesque 10: Amazing Architectural Sculpture from Ten American Colleges & Universities

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
La Grange Public Library
Virtual

Event Details

Armed with only a camera, a sense of humor and a host of frequent flyer miles, Mathew Duman embarked on a “grotesque safari,” traveling to 10 universities around the country to photograph the unique grotesques and gargoyles roosting on their academic buildings. Mathew found this sculpture makes its home within a style of architecture known as Collegiate Gothic, which was popular in the 19th and early 20th centuries. He has collected his findings in the book, The Grotesque 10: Amazing Architectural Sculpture from Ten American Colleges and Universities,  and presents a selection in this illustrated lecture, giving you a taste of the variety of ornament, history and humor these campuses have to offer.  The link for the Zoom Meeting will be sent in an email an hour before the event. 


Event Type(s): Program
Age Group(s): Adults
Presenter: Mathew Dumas
Kenny Tymick
(708) 215-3200 ext. 226

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