“The museum is an opportunity for visitors from around the world to experience the emotions and memories embodied in objects and told through narratives contributed by others,” said John. B Quinn. “From this we learn how different people and their relationships are, but also, when it comes to break ups, how much we share. I cannot imagine a more fitting city than ours, which, much like love itself, is filled with as many wild dreams as it is crushing defeats.”
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The Museum of Broken Relationships, is an art museum concerning the concept of failed relationships and their ruins. The museum opens June 4th, at 6751 Hollywood Blvd., in Los Angeles, Ca.
The Museum Of Broken Relationships seeks to explore the concept and broad spectrum of failed relationships through the relics they leave behind. This includes not only romantic relationships, but relationships of all kinds, from parent-child relationships, to relationships with a home, country, city, or business, friendships and others.
In addition to 6 exhibition rooms, there will be a private “confessional” space where visitors may write and leave anonymous notes, as well as a gift shop with branded items, fiction and art books based on the theme of broken relationships and a new, custom book with a selection from the call for objects.
The concept for the Museum of Broken Relationships was born in 2006 when former artist couple, Olinka Vištica and Dražen Grubišić, wondered what people did with objects that had been meaningful in their relationships. In 2010, they created a museum to house the collection they assembled in Zagreb, Croatia. In 2015, John B. Quinn discovered the museum on a family trip, opening doors to the Los Angeles Museum on June 4, 2016.
The Museum of Broken Relationships will be open to the public seven days a week at the following times: Mondays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Museum will be closed to the public on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.