Past

Films
The Getty Center
June 2, 2018

The Getty Research Institute presents two works by Hungarian filmmaker Gyula Gazdag, with English subtitles. Vera Mijojlic, director of the South East European Film Festival, will introduce the films. Following the screenings, Mijojlic will be joined in conversation by award-winning documentary filmmakers Gabor Kalman and Endre Hules.

Forums
The Wende Museum, Culver City, California
June 1, 2018

An evening in celebration of the opening of the exhibition Socialist Flower Power with special guests from Moscow and Lviv – participants in the Soviet hippie movement, California author and hippie John McCleary, hippie-inspired music by Alex Kiskachi and his band, and Russian pirozhki and drinks.

Exhibitions
The Wende Museum, Culver City, California
May 20, 2018

Promote, Tolerate, Ban: Art and Culture in Cold War Hungary
A Collaborative Initiative of the Wende Museum and the Getty Research Institute

Socialist Flower Power: Soviet Hippie Culture

Exhibitions
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
November 19, 2017 - April 29, 2018

Political power relations, economic structures, and cultural ideas impact the way we experience, envision, and structure our environment. The Cold War, with its strict division between ‘East’ and ‘West’ both in physical and ideological terms, is a case in point. To a certain extent, Cold War history can be read as a history of spatial relations. This exhibition explores the spatial characteristics of Cold War era Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union in ten sections: public space; private space; work space; border space; secret space; ideological space; alternative space; outer space; shared space; and changing space.

Exhibitions
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
November 19, 2017 - April 29, 2018

“Vessel of Change” is a video installation by artist and filmmaker Bill Ferehawk, who also edited The Wende Museum documentary “Collecting Fragments”, and multimedia designer David Hartwell. Ferehawk and Hartwell developed their video for the museum, which playfully reinterprets the Malta Summit of December 1989 between Presidents George Bush Sr. and Mikhail Gorbachev, symbolically sealing the end of the Cold War. The summit took place on a ship in wild waters in front of the harbor of Marsaxlokk. In this case, the museum becomes the ship that metaphorically anchors the end of the Cold War in Los Angeles. 

Exhibitions
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
November 19, 2017 - April 29, 2018

Photography exhibition by Nathan Farb, based on a trip he took in 1977 to Novosibirsk as a host of the American exhibition Photography USA, part of a cultural exchange program under President Carter’s administration. 

Forums
The Wende Museum at The Armory & Max Kade/USC
April 16, 2018 - April 17, 2018

A two-day conference organized by The Wende Museum, USC’s Max Kade Institute for Austrian-German-Swiss Studies, the Center for Cultural Studies at UC Santa Cruz, and the Centre for Contemporary History (ZZF), Potsdam

Special Events
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
April 13, 2018

Experience a musical "behind the scenes" moment during the open rehearsal of conductorless chamber orchestra Delirium Musicum at the Wende Museum. Spend time in the exhibits and meet the musicians in an informal setting as they rehearse for their concert at the Glendale City Church on April 14th at 5 p.m. 

Special Events
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
March 29, 2018 - March 30, 2018

Alik, a play written by Julio Vera and presented by the Elysium Conservatory Theatre about Lee Harvey Oswald’s time in the Soviet Union, will be performed amid Cold War artifacts in the Wende Museum galleries.

Special Events
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
March 1, 2018

Prof. Dr. Andreas Bernard is a professor of cultural studies at Leuphana University of Lüneburg and a lecturer in the university's Center for Digital Cultures. He studied literary criticism and cultural studies in Munich and was a research assistant at Bauhaus University, Weimar, and at the University of Konstanz. As a journalist, he currently writes for Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung and ZEIT Magazin.

Forums
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
February 18, 2018

The Wende Museum's popular discussion series Art - Past - Present resumes at our new location. Please join us as we launch a dynamic season of public programs with a conversation between artist, curator, and writer Corrina Peipon and artist Bari Ziperstein about how the past gives meaning to the present. Chief Curator Joes Segal will moderate what is sure to be a lively interactive discussion.

Exhibitions
The Wende Museum, Culver City, California
January 1, 2009 - July 21, 2017

The exhibition Facing the Wall: Living With the Berlin Wall reflects upon larger issues of the human impact of the Cold War and the activities, behaviors and opinions of those living in those tumultuous times.  It traces the personal stories of four individuals: a West Berlin wall painter, Thierry Noir, an East German border guard Peter Bochmann, a day visitor from the West Alwin Nachtweh, and a former East German Stasi officer Hagen Koch.  Exploring the complex, interconnected and often contradictory nature of history seen through the lenses of these four individuals living at the Wall, this exhibition recreates the place where the realities of political ideology and personal experience came face to face. 

Exhibitions
Online Exhibition
August 9, 2013 - July 21, 2017

 

 

Exhibitions
The Wende Museum, Culver City, California
April 9, 2017 - July 21, 2017

Through a survey of fine art, posters, menus, and films, Dinner Party Politics: Food Culture in Eastern Bloc Countries examines the ideological goals, gender roles, and individual desires expressed by the production and consumption of food in socialist countries during the Cold War.

Special Events
The Wende Museum, Culver City, California
June 6, 2017

Join us for the third installment of our discussion series as The Wende Museum invites contemporary artists to share their ideas about how the past gives meaning to the present. Chief Curator Joes Segal will moderate an interactive conversation with artist Ken Gonzales-Day and art advisor and independent curator Brenda G. Williams as they consider how interpreting the past informs the present.