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Museum of Broken Relationships

Runs through Thursday, March 3

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The Museum of Broken Relationships, located in Zagreb, Croatia, is filled with physical reminders of lost love. Founders Olinka Vistica and Drazen Grubisic created the museum to "offer a chance to overcome an emotional collapse" by allowing people to contribute symbols of their "broken relationship"—photos, letters, trinkets, toys, etc.—accompanied by the brokenhearted's story. The founders created a traveling exhibit and, with the help of local author and screenwriter Sam Silva, Ming Studios, the Modern Hotel and a grant from the Boise City Department of Arts and History, the mementos of lost love are making their way to Ming Studios in Boise. Half of the show will be comprised of selections from the MOBR permanent collection; the other half will be made up of local contributions.