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Museum of Broken Relationships Indianapolis: A Conversation
February 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Join in a heartfelt community conversation about creativity, collecting, and connection in conjunction with the opening of “The Museum of Broken Relationships Indianapolis.”
Museum of Broken Relationships founders Olinka Vištica and Dražen Grubišić will discuss the origins and growth of the Zagreb-based museum, the creative processes behind their work, and the power of emotional objects and stories.
The conversation, moderated by IUPUI professors Lois H. Silverman and Laura M. Holzman, will situate the Museum of Broken Relationships Indianapolis exhibition within the museum’s global practice of crowd-sourcing everyday objects and stories of broken relationships from communities around the world.
Olinka Vištica and Dražen Grubišić are co-founders of the Museum of Broken Relationships, based in Zagreb, Croatia.
Lois H. Silverman is Professor of Museum Studies, Public Scholar of Museum Education, and Director of Graduate Studies for the Museum Studies Program at IUPUI.
Laura M. Holzman is Associate Professor of Art History and Museum Studies, Public Scholar of Curatorial Practices and Visual Art, and Director of the Museum Studies Program at IUPUI.
JOIN US IN PERSON
This event is free and open to the public. It will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8, in Eskenazi Hall’s Basile Auditorium. A reception will follow, ending at 9 p.m.
Masks are optional on all IU campuses. Go to iu.edu/covid for the most recent COVID-19 updates, policies, and resources.
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Guests who prefer to attend virtually can do so via Zoom by pre-registering at go.iu.edu/4I9D.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
The Museum of Broken Relationships Indianapolis is a unique partnership between the IUPUI Museum Studies Program and the Museum of Broken Relationships. It will be on view in Eskenazi Hall’s Berkshire, Reese and Paul Galleries from Feb. 8 through April 22.
The exhibition is made possible by the Edgar and Dorothy Fehnel Chair in International Studies fund, the IU School of Liberal Arts, and the IUPUI Center for Service and Learning.
As an institution of higher education, Indiana University encourages and supports the free and civil exchange of ideas and academic freedom and regularly invites speakers from diverse perspectives to our campuses. Visit freespeech.iu.edu for more information.