Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Closure of a Cleveland area church birthed the Museum of Divine Statues

By Frances Killea
Lou McClung's museum opened four years ago. It features more than 100 statues and artifacts.
OHIO---When the Vatican ordered the closing of more than two dozen Cleveland-area Catholic churches in 2009, artist Lou McClung found a way to keep the faith.  For more than a decade prior, he had been collecting and restoring religious statues, sharing his apartment with a cast of biblical characters. McClung rents tablets that visitors can carry through the museum, and there are four touch-screen kiosks that offer access to historical photographs. Open Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. (and during the week by appointment for groups of 30 or more), the museum attracts the faithful and curious alike.  [link]

Admission $10; 12905 Madison Ave., Lakewood 44107, 216/228-9950,