Wednesday, July 15, 2020.
We can’t take bus trips right now but, thanks to the internet, we can explore the world from the comfort of our homes. Every Wednesday, we’re presenting a series of links to cultural institutions in Chicago and beyond. Today we’ll visit the Museum of Broken Relationships.
The Museum of Broken Relationships is a physical and virtual public space created with the sole purpose of treasuring and sharing your heartbreak stories and symbolic possessions. It is a museum about you, about us, about the ways we love and lose. At its core, the Museum is an ever-growing collection of items, each a memento of a relationship past, accompanied by a personal, yet anonymous story of its contributor.
Explore the Museum’s collections of heartbreaking objects, such as the porcelain doll given to its contributor by her ex boyfriend’s parents after a sudden breakup or the postcard contributed by a 70-year-old woman given to her as a girl by a suitor who took his life when her parents would not allow them to marry.
Then submit your own breakup story or contribute an object left over from a previous relationship.