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Museum of Broken Relationships

St. Louis, MO . . . The St. Louis Public Library is proud to host an international traveling art exhibition dedicated to broken hearts. The Museum of Broken Relationships will be on display at the Schlafly Branch, 225 N. Euclid Ave., from June 11 through June 27 during normal Branch hours. An Opening Reception with the artists will be held at the Branch on Friday, June 11 from 6-7:30 p.m. Both the reception and exhibition are FREE and open to the public.

Broken relationships are universal. Virtually everyone can connect with them on a profound and intimate level. In each city where The Museum of Broken Relationships is exhibited, there is a call for donations. People are encouraged to donate items representing their own broken relationships, which them become part of a permanent collection. By taking part in the creation of the exhibition, individuals 1) Heal themselves by setting free an emotional burden, 2) Create and memorialize something that was once an important part of their lives, and 3) Participate in the democracy of art—there is no boundary between creators and the audience.

The Museum of Broken Relationships was born when two Zagreb, Croatia-based artists, Olinka Vistica and Drazen Grubisic, broke up and wanted to do something creative with the remains of their relationship. Since its debut in April 2006, the Museum has been displayed in fifteen cities around the globe. The Museum’s appearance at the St. Louis Public Library is only the second time it has been displayed in the United States—and the first time it has been shown at a library.

For details about the Museum’s appearance at the Library, call 314-206-6779.

For general exhibition details, call Selene Foster at 415-863-7668.

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6/04/2010