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Special Events
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
June 2, 2019

Explore your memories and personal stories in a new intergenerational writing workshop at the Wende. Participants from teens to seniors are invited to engage in inspiring writing exercises that will make connections between Cold War memories and present-day life. 

Special Events
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
June 2, 2019

Join us for a reception and performance to celebrate the closing of our current exhibitions. 

Forums
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
May 31, 2019

Victor Grossman, born Stephen Wechsler in 1928, is an American journalist, writer, and popular speaker, who defected to the Soviet Union in 1952. He has since lived in East Germany, then in reunified Germany, chronicling life, politics, and humanity. Grossman will speak about his recent book A Socialist Defector: From Harvard to Karl-Marx-Allee (2019). 

Special Events
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
March 26, 2019 - May 26, 2019

Please join us at an upcoming neighborhood-engagement gathering to help shape a community-led vision for the parcel next door. What would you like to see there? How might we best activate 10858 Culver Boulevard for the benefit of our Culver City community?  

Special Events
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
May 26, 2019

Join us for special kid-friendly activities on the theme of sports diplomacy all day on Sunday, May 26. 

Special guests Hertha BSC Berlin - one of Berlin's leading soccer teams - will join in the fun from 3:30 to 5. Guests of all ages will have a chance to interact with the team as part of their U.S. tour spreading the message "Berlin tears down walls!," in honor of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. 

Films
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
May 10, 2019

My Brothers and Sisters in the North portrays the people behind the persistent clichés and stereotypes of a misunderstood nation and provides an in-depth look behind the garish façade of propaganda in a living environment that is usually inaccessible to us. The people encountered by the director on her journey through the country – engineers, soldiers, farmers, painters, seamstresses – are not chance acquaintances, they were chosen by the regime. Nevertheless, Cho approaches her protagonists with sincere interest, respect, and, most of all, devoid of any judgment. Thus appears a cheerful folk who, despite their often peculiar-seeming love towards their “leader,” have by no means given up on their dreams or the hope of reunification of both Koreas. Co-presented with the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles.

Forums
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
May 5, 2019

Join us for the sixth installment of the Wende discussion series Art - Past – Present. Chief Curator Joes Segal will moderate an interactive conversation with Russian-born artist Vitaly Komar as he considers how interpreting the past informs the present.

Special Events
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
May 4, 2019

Music at the Wende: SASSAS’ sound. concert series presents the premiere of Carmina Escobar’s The Fundamental Impermanence of All Things

3 p.m.: Museum tour and reception
4 p.m.: Concert 

 

RSVPs open April 8, 2019, at 10 a.m.

Special Events
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
April 28, 2019

Join us for special kid-friendly activities all day on Sunday, April 28. Program materials and supplies are free! 

Special Events
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
April 26, 2019

Enjoy drinks and light refreshments in the Wende Sculpture Garden, plus a flash talk on "Utopian Ideas in Times of Moral Confusion" by Wende Museum Chief Curator and Director of Programming Joes Segal. 

Forums
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
April 16, 2019

How do Putin and the Russian government see themselves on the global stage? Join us for a special discussion with Russia expert Angela Stent, who will illuminate how Russia has emerged from the ashes of the Cold War to become a world power. Stent will discuss Russia’s key relationships with countries that are at odds with many in the West, including Russia’s backing of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, its support of Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro, and its growing strategic partnership with Iran. Stent will also discuss relations between Russia and China, and how a stronger partnership between the two could pose a threat to the US.

Co-presented by the Wende Museum and the Los Angeles World Affairs Council



Films
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
April 12, 2019

USSR Art plunges into the middle of this economic and aesthetic confusion, presenting a fascinating overview of Soviet art and artists in transition, and of a society struggling with its first flirtations with commercialism. Featuring interviews with many of these leading artists (who had suddenly become celebrities), as well as a large representative sampling of their works, USSR Art provides an invaluable window on the most rapidly developing and exciting movement in the international art world.

Special Events
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
April 5, 2019

Music at the Wende: PIANO SPHERES presents Vicki Ray: "21 Bricks." RSVPs open March 5, 2019, at 10 a.m. 

Special Events
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
March 31, 2019

Join us for special kid-friendly activities all day on Sunday, March 31. Program materials and supplies are free! 

Forums
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
March 22, 2019

The historic memory of the Soviet Empire, its art and its heroes, ends with the generation born in the mid-1970s. Educated by a generation of teachers who established themselves in the Soviet system, the last generation of Soviet artists process the complex histories of their country. The artist Victoria Lomasko will