Past

Films
The Wende Museum, Culver City, California
September 15, 2013
Special Events
Veteran's Park, Culver City, California
August 24, 2013 - August 25, 2013

The Wende Museum hosted a booth at Fiesta La Ballona for a second time to promote the Museum’s collections and its move to the Armory building, which is adjacent to Vet’s Park where the event is held. 

Forums
The Wende Museum, Culver City, California
June 30, 2013

Join Jeff Gauthier, Executive Director of The Jazz Bakery, CSUN jazz historian Glen Garrett, and musician and Culver City Arts Commissioner John B. Williams for a lively discussion at the exhibition opening for Music of the Imagination: Jazz Behind the Iron Curtain.

Special Events
5900 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, California
June 27, 2013
Exhibitions
The Wende Museum, Culver City, California
February 11, 2013 - June 21, 2013

The exhibition Claus Bach's View of Weimar presents scenes of East German (GDR) everyday life that may seem typical, yet show how people gave individual meaning to their lives within the larger socialist collective. They capture prosaic experiences and at the same time, reflect on them. These images also provide views into the immediate post-Wall period in the GDR. This is the first time Claus Bach's work is being shown outside of Germany.

Forums
The Wende Museum, Culver City, California
May 22, 2013

The work of the irreverent East German photographer Claus Bach is the subject of the exhibition Claus Bach’s Views of Weimar currently on display at The Wende Museum through June 2013.  Weimar has been the locus for the debate on the legacy of East German art and in 2012 Bach was one of four photographers featured in a comprehensive survey on GDR visual media.  Virginia Heckert, J. Paul Getty Museum Curator; Wolf Gruner, USC History Professor; and Brechtje Beuker, UCLA German Professor, will explore whether Bach’s photographs are contemporary art, cultural documents or ‘just’ East German photography -- or perhaps something else completely.

Exhibitions
Fine Arts Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90052
February 11, 2013 - March 2, 2013

Soviet artists, writers and ideologues successfully created a new grammar of universality, one that promised the world equitable modernization, rapid industrialization, economic equality, the creation of a welfare state, and liberation of women from the patriarchal family. Explore how these revolutionary ideas became embedded in innovative art forms through a selection from the collection of The Wende Museum.

Exhibitions
The Wende Museum, Culver City, California
May 20, 2012 - February 28, 2013

The exhibition Red Threads: Selections from The Wende Museum's Textile Collection highlights the Museum's fashion and textile collection offers a unique perspective into these industries and the uneven development of consumerism in Cold War-era Eastern Europe.

Special Events
USC-Max Kade Institute, Los Angeles, California
February 13, 2013

READINGS | Angela Thompson and Ana Tajder
7 PM
USC-Max Kade Institute, 2714 S. Hoover St., Los Angeles, CA 90007
Reception to follow the program

Special Events
The Wende Museum, Culver City, California
October 24, 2012

The Fall Salon will present a special evening of conversation about secretive and unfamiliar objects, places and subjects. Photographer Taryn Simon, in conversation with Peter Tokofsky, Education Specialist, J. Paul Getty Museum, will discuss her work Contraband (2010), an archive of global desires and perceived threats, presenting 1,075 images of items that were detained or seized from passengers and mail entering the United States from abroad.

Exhibitions
Main Street between 4th Street and 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA
August 25, 2011 - June 8, 2012

In response to the 50th anniversary of the building of the Berlin Wall on August 13, the Wende Museum presented “Across the Wall” at the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk. The exhibition displays high-quality reproductions of sixteen portrait paintings from the former Soviet Union in the museum’s collection.

Forums
The Wende Museum, Culver City, California
May 8, 2012

Join Consul General Hon. Wolfgang Drautz and Michael Cramer, Member of the European Parliament, for a conversation about what the Wall has come to mean for a younger generation of Germans and tourists of Berlin as well as the ways in which the Wall is still very much a part of Berlin's urban policies and LA's City landscape (referring to the Wende Museum's 10 Berlin Wall segments at 5900 Wilshire).

Exhibitions
Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, California
January 28, 2012 - May 6, 2012

In collaboration with the Craft and Folk Art Museum, The Wende Museum and Archive of the Cold War will present Deconstructing Perestroika, the first major exhibition in the United States of hand-painted Soviet-era political posters that were inspired by a new government policy of transparency in the former Soviet Union. Organized to mark the 20th anniversary of the former super power’s demise in December 1991, this exhibition highlights some of the key political and cultural shifts that defined the era and ultimately led to the fall of the Soviet Union.

Special Events
The Wende Museum, Culver City, California
May 5, 2012

Join Dr. Ljiljana Grubisic, Director of Collections & Public Programs, for an insider's look at The Wende Museum. Learn more about the museum's unique collection of Cold War artifacts including its selection of posters featured in Deconstructing Perestroika.

Special Events
5900 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, California
April 12, 2012 - May 3, 2012

The Wende Museum's original Berlin Wall segments, on permanent display at 5900 Wilshire Blvd. (The Variety Building), were selected as one of 30 sites across the Southland for the city-wide installation project, Play Me, I'm Yours, organized in collaboration with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the British artist Luke Jerram.