After the tears, and after it is all said and done, all that some of us have left from our broken relationship is a box of memories stashed under our beds. The teddy bears, the cards, the photographs, all constant reminders of what has ended.
The Museum of Broken Relationships uses these artifacts as a way for people to heal from the experiences and share their stories in a cathartic way. People from all walks of life are able to contribute their submissions to the museum.
When I visited the museum it was still part of its traveling exhibition and it has made its stop at the Ace Hotel in Los Angles. On the rooftop bar and lounge area the display cases were set up for people to enjoy a cocktail and some emotional stories from people’s pasts.
Since then, the museum has opened up a permanent residence on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles. On the museum’s website they explain how it found its start when an ex-couple were going through their own breakup and “wondered what people did with objects that had been meaningful in their relationships.” Amazingly, the exhibit has toured all over the world and they even have another permanent location in Croatia.
I think this creative take on art is something everyone should visit if they are in the Los Angeles area. Just beware- you will most likely leave reminiscing about the “one who got away.”
Take A Visit:
6751 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
One Block East of Highland
Monday 11am – 5pm
Tuesday 11am – 7pm
Wednesday 11am – 7pm
Thursday 10am – 8pm
Friday 10am – 9pm
Saturday 10am – 9pm
Sunday 11am – 8pm
General Admission: $18
Students and Military with I.D.: $15
Seniors (65+): $15
Tickets are available at the door.