Past

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. 

Forums
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
September 22, 2018

This year's national Smithsonian Museum Day theme is "Women Making History." Join us at the Wende Saturday, 9/22, at 3 p.m. for a gallery spotlight talk on women history-makers of the Cold War era. 

Special Events
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
September 16, 2018

Sunday, September 16, 2018

12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Please join us to celebrate the opening of our two new exhibitions War of Nerves and Red Shoes with refreshments, programs and tours of the exhibition! 

Exhibitions
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
May 20, 2018 - August 26, 2018

The Wende Museum and the Getty Research Institute (GRI) are combining their rich and complementary Hungarian collections to convey the story of Hungary’s visual culture between the 1956 uprising in Budapest and the end of the regime in 1989. 

Exhibitions
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
May 20, 2018 - August 26, 2018

This exhibition is devoted to a world that few people know existed and that many find hard to believe did exist: the world of the Soviet hippie movement. Soviet hippies were part of the global counterculture of the 1960s and 70s: They wanted love and peace – and rock and roll. They maintained an elaborate network all across the Soviet Union. They experimented with homemade drugs. They studied Eastern mysticism and were looking for God. Yet they lived in a state which valued conformity above all else and mercilessly persecuted them for the way they looked and lived.

Films
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
August 26, 2018
2 to 3 p.m.: Reception and exhibition viewing
3 to 5 p.m.Soviet Hippies film screening
Special Events
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
August 25, 2018 - August 26, 2018

Please join curator Dr. Juliane Fürst for a tour of the exhibition "Socialist Flower Power: Soviet Hippie Culture." 

Special Events
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
August 24, 2018

Please join us on Friday, August 24, for drinks and a curator's talk about art and alcohol. 

Special Events
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
August 19, 2018

Cristina-Cuevas Wolf, resident historian at the Wende Museum, and Isotta Poggi, assistant curator at the Getty Research Institute, will lead a tour of the collaborative exhibition Promote, Tolerate, Ban: Art and Culture in Cold War Hungary

Films
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
August 19, 2018

Produced during "Prague Spring," Czechoslovakia: Portrait of a Tragedy (1968) features rare interviews with historical figures including Ota Šik, drafter of the New Economic Model, and Václav Havel, who more than twenty years later became a leader in the Velvet Revolution and the first president of the Czech Republic. 

We screen the documentary in honor of Rudolf Perina, who served on the Wende Museum's Council of Advisors, playing a pivotal and inspiring role in the development and growth of the museum. His daughter Kaja Perina will introduce the screening. 

The screening of this film is co-presented with LA FilmForum.

Films
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
August 17, 2018

Robert Thalheim's film Westwind (90 minutes, video, 2011) co-presented by the Goethe-Institut.