Past

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. 

Films
The Getty Center
July 21, 2018

This screening complements the exhibition Promote, Tolerate, Ban: Art and Culture in Cold War Hungary, a collaboration with the Getty Research Institute that is on view at the Wende Museum of the Cold War in Culver City from May 20 to August 26, 2018.

Following the screenings, Forgacs will be present for a Q&A. 

Forums
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
July 20, 2018

Join us for an in-gallery discussion with the Hungarian avant-garde photographer, poet, and filmmaker János Vető, who will speak about his collaboration with the Hungarian performance artist Tibor Hajas.

This discussion is co-sponsored by the Photographic Arts Council (PAC). 

Films
Los Angeles Filmforum - Spielberg Theater at the Egyptian
July 15, 2018

Miklos Erdély’s Dream Reconstructions attempts to represent the unrepresentable -- in three different sequences, we see three individuals trying to reconstruct their dreams. 

The screening of this film is co-presented with LA FilmForum, coinciding with the exhibition Promote, Tolerate, Ban: Art and Culture in Cold War Hungary, a joint initiative of the Wende Museum and the Getty Research Institute, on view at the Wende Museum until August 26

Films
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
July 13, 2018

Heiner Carow's film The Legend of Paul and Paula (Die Legend von Paul und Paula) (105 minutes, video, 1973) co-presented by the Goethe-Institut.

Films
The Wende Museum, Culver City, California
July 8, 2018

Péter Forgács’s film A Bibó Reader (69 minutes, video, 2001) introduces the social and political analysis of István Bibó, a philosopher and minister during the 1956 Hungarian revolution.