Thursday, April 14, 2016
An article on www.cleveland.com about Lou's restoration work.
Lou's restoration website: http://www.divinestatues.com/
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Please join us for
A benefit for the Museum of Divine Statues. Admission is $10.
Stepping Out - a Holiday Boutique
Saturday, December 5th from
12:00 - 4:00 pm.
Your admission includes hors d'oeuvres, desserts, door prizes, raffle, and instant cash from Gold & Silver Events for your unwanted gold, silver, and platinum items. There will be many vendors, including STEM Homemade Soaps, High Pockets - a mobile boutique, Girls Best Trend bags and accessories, Premier Designs Jewelry, Bright Green Gift Shop, Your Daily Art Jewelry and more.
The Museum of Divine Statues will be open and free with event admission.
If you have any questions please call Monica Thomas at 216-952-2123
Parking is available two doors down at Madison Park and on the street.
Friday, July 10, 2015
The Museum of Divine Statues Fundraiser for 2015 is in Saturday September 26th. You can purchase tickets online here, or call 216-228-9950.
Friday, June 12, 2015
Lou McClung at work restoring a statue
Restoration work by artist Lou McClung is an on-going endeavor. Not only does he restore statues for his Museum of Divine Statues, but he also does commissions for institutions and individuals of both old statuary that has fallen into disrepair and new statuary that needs to be painted. He draws on his experience as a make-up artist with his own business (Lusso Cosmetics) when restoring these often neglected pieces of beautiful statuary.
Most of the older pieces are made of plaster and horse hair, so they frequently have had paint chip away, have lost fingers, or other elements, of their original form as they have been moved and jostled throughout the years. Lou also uses his experience in construction to craft solutions for anything from a missing hand to a broken pedestal, before his even begins to apply paint. The end result being a statue that often looks better then it did originally and now has renewed life. His respect for old world craftsmanship coupled with his desire to preserve history, have brought about a museum (housed in a re-proposed church) and a restoration business which gives these beautiful old pieces of statuary a new life, which young and old can experience anew.
For more information on restoration or commissions please visit www.divinestatues.com.
Lou uses his experience as a makeup artist to give his statuary natural looking faces and features
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Monday, April 20, 2015
Friday, November 21, 2014
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
TheMuseum of Divine Statues held special events in honor of All Souls Day on November 2, 2014. The museum charged half price admission ($4 instead of the regular $8). Our special guest for the day was Father Ronald Wearsch of St. Joseph Parish in Avon, OH. Father Wearsch conducted a Rosary for the visitors to the museum.
In honor of All Souls Day, the museum also offered candles for sale. We offered a one day votive candle, a seven day perpetual candle, inscribed with your loved one’s name, or you could also purchase a month of candles in honor of loved ones and the candles would remain lit from All Souls day until the first Sunday of Advent.
In addition to these special events, you could see the changes we have made at the museum including an enchanting display of Nun Dolls (on loan from the Diocese collection) and our new interactive labels that you can scan by using your smartphone or tablet (or one of our tablets available for rental for $3). We also have touchscreen kiosks that allow you to search the collection and discover more photos and read about the history of the beautiful statuary and the church it came from.
Even if you missed our All Souls celebration for this year, we are always open Sunday from 12:00 - 4:00 pm and very soon we will be decorating for the holiday season.
Sunday, October 12, 2014
St. Francis statue from statue garden - photo by Mary Gilmore
Thank you, Mary. You can follow her on Twitter at @maryegilmore
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Article about the museum featured in Parade Magazine by Evelyn Theiss from 2010.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Article from The Washington Times from 2012.
Article from The Plain Dealer from 2011.