Past

Exhibitions
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
September 16, 2018 - January 13, 2019

Ella Fitzgerald can be heard singing “Someone to Watch Over Me” as multi-colored acrylic plates display shimmering images of migrant children that change depending on the viewer’s perspective. The portraits are drawn from the series Crossing Identities, a public commission by the Berlin Senate, based on German-Turkish artist. Semra Sevin’s interviews and photographs of children of immigrants in Los Angeles and Berlin.

Special Events
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
January 13, 2019

Come celebrate the exhibitions "War of Nerves: Psychological Landscapes of the Cold War" and "Red Shoes: Love, Politics, and Dance During the Cold War" with remarks by Red Shoes curator and Wende Museum Board Member Thomas E. Backer, PhD. Then, learn about the Wende's exhibitions philosophy in an interactive discussion with Joes Segal (Chief Curator and Director of Programming), Anna Rose Canzano (Exhibition and Programming Associate), and Dany Naierman (Gallery and Special Projects Manager).

Forums
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
January 11, 2019

Historian and psychoanalyst Daniel Pick will offer a brief A-Z of the "brainwashing" fears and theories that first crystallized during the Cold War. He will also reflect on the continuing relevance of those stories, ideas, and models of the mind in our present dark circumstances.

Special Events
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
December 21, 2018

Please join us on Friday, December 21 for drinks in the garden and an artist flash talk Not My Holiday. 

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
November 2, 2018

Music at the Wende: Jacaranda Music - "Songs of Stones."

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.