Past

Films
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
December 15, 2018

A Holiday Family Screening of "DAS SINGENDE KLINGENDE BÄUMCHEN (The Singing, Ringing Tree)," presented in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles and the DEFA Film Library at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Special Events
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
December 7, 2018

Music at the Wende: DELIRIUM MUSICUM Presents "Humor through Turmoil." 

Forums
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
November 30, 2018

In a dynamic discussion, Dagmar Hovestädt, spokesperson for the Stasi Records archive, and historian John Connelly (UC Berkeley) will explore the legacy of the Berlin Wall and the changing role of institutions in addressing and shaping the memory of the “Wende.”

Films
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
November 25, 2018

"Every Man Has His Breaking Point": Reagan, Brainwashing, and the Movies (2017) tells the story of Hollywood’s attempt to capture the realities of North Korean indoctrination techniques in the almost-forgotten movie Prisoner of War (1954), featuring future President Ronald Reagan. 

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

During the second half of the twentieth century, one could stumble upon a Marx bust almost anywhere in the world. By the turn of the millennium, when the vast majority of communist nations had given way to capitalism, thousands of these monuments were destroyed, vandalized, or sold. So what remains of Karl Marx in popular representation today? Which monuments are still around, even if completely reinterpreted? How is Marx depicted in today’s films, comics, street art, social media, and even consumer products? And how do these discussions relate to current debates regarding monuments in the United States?

Join scholars Sina Rahmani and Choi Chatterjee, artist Farrah Karapetian, and Wende Museum Chief Curator and Director of Programming Joes Segal for an illuminating discussion of the never-ending story of Karl Marx in the public eye.

Films
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
November 16, 2018

Like a fossil, the Marx-Engels Forum, an ambitious East German monument project, occupies a central historical spot and desirable real estate in the middle of Berlin’s new center. In this experimental documentary, Jürgen Böttcher takes a critical look at how the meaning of monuments changes.

Special Events
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
November 15, 2018

The Wende Museum's Chief Curator Joes Segal will be offering a special look at our current exhibition "War of Nerves: Psychological Landscapes of the Cold War." The event will explore the role of the curator, the work that goes into producing a Wende exhibition, and will culminate with a behind-the-scenes workshop.

Special Events
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
November 11, 2018

The Jewish Women's Theatre, which develops and adapts stories celebrating a diverse Jewish population, will be at the Wende with an evening of stories, plays, and songs of Russian-speaking Jews. Join us for an evening of entertainment that will offer a deeper sense of human connection through tales of Russian Jewish life in the former Soviet Union and in America today.

Special Events
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
November 9, 2018

Please join your neighbors, The Wende Museum, The Mayme Clayton Library & Museum, and The Culver City Historical Society for a self‐guided touring day of each of the museums' collections. 

Special Events
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
October 26, 2018

Please join us on Friday, October 26, for drinks and a curator's talk about culture and power. 

Forums
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
October 21, 2018

A lecture by Historian Karen Petrone on "Gender and War Memory in Putin's Russia"

Films
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
October 12, 2018

Screening of Anat Zalmanson-Kuznetsov's "Operation Wedding" followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker. Co-presented by the Goethe-Institut. 

Special Events
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
October 7, 2018

The Cold War divided the world, leaving people on each side wondering what life was really like on the other side of the Iron Curtain. To shed light on the ways Cold War history impacted human lives, the Fiona Chalom and Joel Aronowitz Historical Human Witness Project has been gathering oral histories from those who lived in the Eastern Bloc during the period from 1945 to 1991. This event will be a live interview conducted at the Wende Museum. 

Special Events
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
October 5, 2018

(Monday) Evening Concerts (MEC) presents "Odyssey"

Forums
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
September 23, 2018

Please join us for another iteration of The Wende Museum's popular discussion series Art - Past - Present with L.A. muralist EL MAC and writer, filmmaker and curator Rodrigo Ribera d'Ebre.