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Friday, April 11, 2014

At the New Haven Museum: 'The Influence of Egypt on Connecticut Architecture'

NEW HAVEN - The New Haven Museum and the Friends of Grove Street Cemetery will present a lecture, “Egypt in Connecticut: Egyptianizing Architecture from New Haven to Coventry,” at 6 p.m. April 17, according to a release.
The lecture will be given by "eminent archaeologist and Yale University faculty member, Colleen Manassa," the release said.
"During the lecture, Manassa—locally renowned for her contributions to the highly successful “Echoes of Egypt: Conjuring the Land of the Pharaohs” exhibition in 2013, at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History—will discuss the imagery and meaning of the 19th-century Grove Street Cemetery Gate design and the Egyptian Revival movement in Connecticut and New Haven," the release said.
The free event will be held at the museum, and will be preceded by a reception at 5:30, the release said.

"Connecticut preserves some of the most significant Egyptianizing architecture within the northeastern United States, including the striking Grove Street Cemetery gateway in New Haven, which was designed by architect Henry Austin and completed in 1847," the release said.

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