(AP) A man cave has been decorated with more than 30 items of art, including a statue of the Virgin Mary and a portrait of a statue.
The man cave was built in the late 1980s at a home for the mentally disabled, but it was damaged during a fire and is being repaired now.
The home has also received the blessing of the city.
It was built with a $4,500 grant from the Illinois Housing Development Authority.
It’s been a time of great celebration for the home, which is now decorated with art from the late 19th century to the early 20th century, including works by artists such as Henry David Thoreau, Edward Bellamy and Benjamin Britten.
It also has artwork by famed artists including Vincent van Gogh, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso.
“I think it’s important to take some pride in what you have,” said Jessica Hogg, who lives in the home with her husband and three children.
The artwork includes paintings by artists from the 1800s to the 1920s, including Van Gogh.
It includes paintings of the Statue of Liberty by George Washington and of a nude woman by the artist Jean-Paul Goudeau.
The Hoggs also got the blessing from the city to include the man cave, but said the painting that was chosen was one of the most beautiful pieces.
“It’s a sculpture that’s been sitting in a man cave for the last 20 years,” Jessica said.
The city says the man caves are now a great resource for people with mental illness and help people in the community.
The painting was donated to the home in 2010.