Tuesday, June 21, 2005

A Modern Renaissance in Somerville

Two Russian artists living in Somerville (that's a Massachusetts suburb outside Boston for those that don't know it) have turned a Masonic Lodge into a spectacular living art museum. The museum is actually their home, and sadly, is not open to visitors, but the pictures of it are gorgeous. They've called it a Museum of Modern Renaissance and say they want to help bring about a modern renaissance to "bring beauty and humanity back to society." This sounds like a good idea, and since the world appears to be passing through a phase of religious extremism, perhaps we will see a new renaissance develop as a reaction against this phase of narrow-minded, fanatical religiosity.

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