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Co-organized with the Salem Arts Association, Incipit Spring is an installation that features the work of local artists and their interpretations of renewal, growth, and the season itself. This juried exhibition will be the first of its kind displayed within the walls of our gallery. The exhibit will run through July 3rd, 2021.
Salem Art Gallery has acquired five paintings from artist Zach Brown. His Lace Figures form an imposingly-shrouded coven, which surrounds The Satanic Temple's infamous Baphomet Statue.
In addition to our permanent collection of art, visitors can peruse the gallery library, which has an extensive collection of reading materials on the Satanic Panic. Guests can also view the elegant throne room, replete with antique 19th century Indo-Persian Khukla Khud devil face helmets, shields, and newly-acquired torture masks from the same era. In addition, The Satanic Temple commissioned the construction of a "misfortune-telling" machine in the visage of Baphomet. This interactive piece talks and is animated and is on display in the gift shop of Salem Art Gallery.
Cevin Soling is a writer, filmmaker, musician, academic, and artist. His creative vision emerged fully formed at the age of eight when he discovered that his resentment for abusive authority could be expressed through his artwork. Parents and teachers who were conflicted about stifling creative voices were uncomfortably compelled to stomach the disturbing and sometimes gruesome spectacles of Cevin’s imagination. This impulse for subversion was cultivated and fueled by the discovery of Tom Lehrer, whose songs irreverently skewered sacred cows and rank hypocrisy. A polymath and autodidact, Cevin taught himself how to play various musical instruments, music production and engineering, filmmaking, electronics design, philosophy, and various other disciplines. His creations span a broad spectrum of mediums, but they all reflect his penchant to produce works that challenge his audience. Cevin’s artistic and academic work is ultimately about transcendence. His debut film, “A Hole in the Head,” documented a sub-culture who drilled holes in their heads to expand their state of consciousness. The troubling aspect was not so much these people’s willingness to violate their own body in a dramatic manner. Rather, the procedure might work and the subsequent questions this raises about potentially improving brain function and how far one should go. Limitations on our protentional are not only physical. Cevin laments and targets unneeded social constraints and absurd conventions. Cultural criticism abounds in the albums he composed with his bands The Neanderthal Spongecake and The Love Kills Theory and is a dominant theme in his Rumpleville Chronicles book series. One reviewer of Cevin’s work was struck with the revelation: “We’ve become what we parody.” Cevin lives and works in Massachusetts.
Satanic Salem Walking Tour
Join us for a walking tour of the Historic City of Salem covering all aspects of the city's rich history from a brand new perspective. Gallery Admission sold separately.Walking Tour ⟶
The Satanic Temple will soon be available for overnight visits. One elegant private room with a king-size bed and newly-renovated bathroom and kitchen is available for booking.
The Satanic Temple is available for wedding parties with fewer than 50 people. Salem Art Gallery provides an ordained minister to officiate weddings, collaboration on wedding designs that fit one’s individual needs, catering services, and an indoor and outdoor area for small wedding receptions to be held. Salem Art Gallery also has a suite where newlyweds can stay on the night of their wedding ceremony. The upper level of the TST Headquarters has a gorgeous bedroom as well as an efficiency kitchen.Learn More ⟶