Our New Home
THE ARMORY TRANSFORMED
The Groundbreaking Ceremony for the former National Guard Armory at 10808 Culver Boulevard was held on September 10, 2016.
We are pleased to announce that construction began on November 28, 2016 and is scheduled to continue for the following eight months.
Culver City Hours of Construction:
Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Please contact The Wende Museum with any concerns:
Owner: The Wende Museum | p: (310) 216-1600 x311
Contractor: GEM Contractors Group | p: (323) 804-8645
The Wende Museum is excited to begin the adaptive re-use of the Armory into an important cultural amenity for the community of Culver City, greater Los Angeles and more globally because of our online activity. This time next year, we plan to be settled in our new home. We hope you will visit and participate in our programs.
The Wende’s new facility will provide more effective access to our collection, present thought-provoking programs, and anchor a mile-long stretch of arts venues along Culver Boulevard, connecting the cultural corridor with the downtown arts district and the 405 freeway. The eco-friendly restoration of the building and its surrounding property will greatly enhance the community by activating an abandoned facility and converting open land into a community gathering space with drought-tolerant landscaping and sculptures from the collection.
THE WENDE MUSEUM CAPITAL CAMPAIGN
City of Culver City
$1,000,000 AND ABOVE
$500,000 to $999,999
Benedikt & Lauren Taschen
$100,000 to $499,999
Abby J. & Alan D. Levy Family
The Ahmanson Foundation
The W. M. Keck Foundation
The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
David & Maggi Gordon
Fiona Chalom & Joel Aronowitz
Edward & Peggy Robin
Brian & Eva Sweeney
$20,000 to $99,999
Jonathan Victor & Tobey Cotsen-Victor
Jason & Gara Post
Thomas E. Backer
Dennis Slon & Michael McDowell
Rick A. Feldman & Susan Horowitz
E. Alex Albert & Alexandra L. Goodyear
Alan & Robin Jampol
Wilhelm Family Foundation
The California Endowment
John Levy Lighting Productions Inc.
The Sliding Door Company
Jan de Bont
The Ratkovich Company
Michael Boyd, BoydDesign
Solatube International, Inc.
SCE Savings by Design
Building Solutions Group
Segal Shuart Landscape Architects
Wade Graham Landscape Studio, LLC
Civic Enterprises Associates, LLC
Montenegro Consultants, Inc.
M & G Civil Engineering & Land Surveying
Please consider becoming an individual or corporate sponsor for the Armory renovation. Send your check to The Wende Museum, Development Department, 5741 Buckingham Parkway, Suite E, Culver City, California 90230, or contact Donna Stein at (310) 216-1600 Ext. 301, firstname.lastname@example.org, for information on in-kind donations of needed equipment.
The renovation and move are a giant step for the Museum and the community and will continue to expand on the Wende's vision of open access and innovative exhibitions that fuse art, history and contemporary interests.
Thank you to our partners and sponsors who are generously giving their time, expertise and resources to make this project a reality.