Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine's Day: Museum of Broken Relationships

I Just can’t imagine why anybody over the age of 10 would be somewhat cynical about Valentine’s Day (ahem). But if you are, check out the exhibit at Roots Division, an alternative art space on the fringes of one of the more colorful parts of the Mission. Their current show, “The Museum of Broken Relationships,” displays anonymously donated objects from all around the world in an effort to expunge and heal painful memories of past loves. The tongue in cheek exhibit opens on Saturday (from 7-10 PM).

So, let go of of those memories by donating them to the collection, smile at the motley collection of objects from former loves and support a local art space.
3175 17th Street (at S. Van Ness)
San Francisco, CA 94110
images from Root Division Website


Sheree Rensel said...

“The Museum of Broken Relationships,”

That is such a great idea. I sat here thinking for a moment. Gosh, I don't think I have anything left from my era of broken hearts. It has been such a long time since I let stuff like this bother me. At one time, I had a bunch of junk that I would cling to as I sobbed the tears of devastation. I guess it is a good thing I would have had nothing to donate to the show and I am smiling right now.

namastenancy said...

I remember those days when I cried my eyes out over some jerk but those days are long gone. I don't miss them one damn bit. One of the joys of getting older has been my ability to let go of destructive relationships. When one lover betrayed me, I took all of the clothes and other belongings and threw then out onto the sidewalk. The street people had a field day and I made sure to get my locks changed so that the nasty b&*_ couldn't come back and give me more grief.
Viva the single life of an artist! No more amour fou pour moi!