Founded in 1838 by a combination of Methodists and Quakers, Duke University made major expansions at the end of the nineteenth century and continued to grow during the twentieth century into one of the country’s most significant research and teaching universities.
In its origins, Duke University had a humble influence and an unassuming name: Brown’s Schoolhouse. At the end of the nineteenth century, Julian S. Carr and Washington Duke created a massive endowment for the University on the condition that it accept women and treat them with the same respect shown toward men. With its massive endowment, which has since reached $6 billion, Duke has made major expansions and become a world leader in the field of medicine, specifically in the study of the human DNA and AIDS vaccine, but also in business, social science, and economics.
Located in Durham near Raleigh in central North Carolina, Duke University students enjoy beautiful gothic architecture and a spectacular natural setting. Known to Duke students as the “Gothic Wonderland,” Duke’s campus features fine gothic architecture designed and executed by Julian Abele, an African-American architect. In addition to its buildings, Duke has two incredible physical elements that have achieved national recognition for their purpose and beauty. Duke Forest, which serves the university as the largest research forest in the country, consists of more than 30 miles of trails for hiking, cycling, and horseback riding. Sarah P. Duke Gardens spreads out over 55 acres and includes native southeastern plants and Asian flora.
You will enjoy the attention to detail and subtle grasp of communal spaces in each print, making these landmarks and their history a warm part of your home or office. Each Panoramic Graphics edition print features artisanal inks on high quality lithographic paper and is authenticated by the Rich Ahern estate. Grow your art collection or give as a gift.