A temple forgotten? A new home for Demolay? Just what’s behind the mask?

For those of you who are at least a little familiar with the Davis Square area, you may have noticed the strange building with the giant FACE on it.  Yes, that’s right, it’s some kind of giant green-man looking thing on the front of a white building.  The garden in front is a profusion of plants, many of which I don’t even recognize ever having seen before.  And through the narrow, sometimes blue-colored windows, not much can be seen.  The address is 115 College Ave.  Today I discovered it is (or was, at one time) this:

Museum of Modern Renaissance

A Modern Renaissance in Somerville Artists turn their home into a ‘temple of art’ – The Boston Globe.

Now, the building may nto still belong to these artists.  They did participate in Somerville Open Studios in 2006, but not this year, and I have no reliable information as yet about 2007.  I haven’t been able to find any recent events hosted at this location in the past year.  Does that mean both artists have become shy and retiring, or are traveling, or have some other distracting project up their sleeves?  It’s not a house/studio that opens up to the casual sidewalk observer.

So for the moment, I must remain sated with my outside-only glimpses of this place.  Perhaps for the 2009 Open Studios…

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  1. November 11, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    […] 2008 at 2:49 pm (Uncategorized) Some of you might remember my previous post about the mysterious house with a face and all the wonders that surround it.  I still have never seen the inside, but with the changing […]


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