The Satanic Temple (TST) is announcing the opening of its international headquarters in Salem, MA on September 23rd, 2016. The headquarters resides at 64 Bridge Street in an old Victorian mansion built in 1882 that was once used as a funeral home. TST headquarters will also house the seven-and-a-half foot tall bronze statue of Baphomet until an offer to donate the statue for presentation on Arkansas State Capitol grounds alongside the Ten Commandments is accepted.
In addition to displaying the one-and-a-half ton statue of Baphomet, TST will open the property to the public as the Salem Art Gallery – a gallery with a permanent exhibition dedicated to “Satanic Panic” witch-hunts of the past and present. The space will also host a media room where the organization plans to hold regular lectures, film screenings, educational seminars, and others events.
Please see salemartgallery.com for listings of events and exhibits, and expect the near-future addition of an online platform through which members may view TST Salem activities through live-streamed and archived video with interactive chat rooms and forums.
The TST/Salem Art Gallery opening will feature Baphomet’s sculptor, Mark Porter, who will
also present limited edition photographs. In addition, Chris P. Andres will be exhibiting his armature sculptures of Baphomet based on Eliphas Levi’s design.
Chapter Heads of TST AZ Michelle Shortt and Stu de Haan visited the HQ in May. To see a fun blog post from that trip, visit this link!