Museum of Divine Statues

Museum of Divine Statues

Thursday, November 19, 2015

"Stepping Out" a Unique Boutique December 5th

Please join us for
Stepping Out - a Holiday Boutique
Saturday, December 5th from
12:00 - 4:00 pm.

A benefit for the Museum of Divine Statues. Admission is $10.

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

Friday, June 12, 2015

Ongoing Restoration Work

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

Lou uses his experience as a makeup artist to give his statuary natural looking faces and features

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

All Souls Day Celebration

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.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Museum of Divine Statues Fundraiser September 27th

Museum Listed with Other Quirky Cleveland Attractions

The Museum of Divine Statues was listed in the travel section of Richmond Times-Dispatch along with the Rock Hall, The Cleveland Museum of Art, the Christmas Story House, The Playhouse Square Chandelier, and Happy Dog as a "quirky" place to visit in Cleveland - pretty good company. July 2014

Article from The Washington Times

Article from The Washington Times from 2012.

Article from The Plain Dealer

Article from The Plain Dealer from 2011.