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Monday, January 19, 2015

Collecting Broken Hearts: The Museum of Broken Relationships Comes to San Francisco

Posted By on Mon, Jan 19, 2015 at 11:20 AM

Maybe it's a sweatshirt or a book or coffee mug — no matter what the inanimate object is, you've just been unable to get rid of it because it carries the weight of a broken relationship. But now it's time to go deep into the storage room, unearth the dusty box of mementos from your ex, pick one — and put it on display.

"The Museum of Broken Relationships," has journeyed across the globe, picking up objects and stories of heartbreak, and now it wants your object and story to be a part of it. Hosted by Root Division and BAASICS, the traveling museum will arrive in San Francisco next month — where the gallery space at RD will feature the broken-heart pieces, and stories associated with them.

Not limited to objects that remind you of your ex, you can also submit pieces related to friends and family members; all pieces are displayed anonymously. If you're interested in submitting something, there's an online form to fill out (open Jan. 12-31); and if your piece is selected, you'll have to be willing to part with the inanimate object forever — the "broken hearts" stay with the traveling museum. 

But of course you'll have one more chance to say goodbye to it — the exhibit will be in San Francisco just in time for Valentine's Day: February, 11-28 at Root Division (1059 Market). And as part of the traveling museum's sixth annual return to San Francisco, the opening reception will be on Valentine's Day, 7- 10 p.m., and BAASICS will feature a performance based on art and relationships, "It's Complicated," on February 19 at Root Division, 7-9 p.m. 
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