LOS ANGELES, May 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Museum of Broken Relationships, an art museum concerning the concept of failed relationships and their ruins, has today announced inaugural exhibition details, hours of operation, ticketing, and parking information. The museum opens June 4th, at 6751 Hollywood Blvd., in Los Angeles, Ca.
Founded by John B. Quinn, and designed by Brown Design Group, The Museum of Broken Relationships, Los Angeles, will be open 7 days a week, featuring more than 3,500 feet of exhibition space, with soaring 14-foot ceilings and filtered natural light, housing nearly 300-items from the permanent collection of donated artifacts.
"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."
For the inaugural exhibition, Director, Alexis Hyde and Assistant Director, Amanda Vandenberg, have selected nearly 100 items from the museum's ongoing global call for objects, each accompanied by a brief description. The installation is designed to take visitors on a diverse emotional journey, ending with stories that affirm not every broken relationship is, or remains a negative.
"The vast range of items we're presenting may not seem extraordinary, but when paired with their stories, they tap into a depth of the human experience that connects us all," said Alexis Hyde. "Our first installation is designed to be a journey as honest and relatable as it is cathartic and promising."
"In a world where our lives are increasingly digital, nearly everyone knows the sensation of holding onto physical mementos," added Amanda Vandenberg. "We can't help but treasure these instances of tangible ephemera. And because our memories have been invested into these objects, we take care to package them up and bring them along with us every time we package ourselves up to be someplace new. The museum offers a unique opportunity to let go and to overcome emotional collapse through creation."
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.
Hours of Operation
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.
General admission to the Museum of Broken Relationships is $18.00. Student and Senior tickets are $15.00. Advance online reservations and same day reservations are now available at http://brokenships.la/ticket-booking/
About The Museum of Broken Relationships
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.
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.
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