Past

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.

Special Events
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
July 8, 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

Special Events
The Wende Museum, Culver City, California
July 6, 2018

Stop by the Wende Museum for Art Making in the Garden and Free Family Tours of the exhibitions! 

Films
The Getty Center
June 2, 2018

The Getty Research Institute presents two works by Hungarian filmmaker Gyula Gazdag, with English subtitles. Vera Mijojlic, director of the South East European Film Festival, will introduce the films. Following the screenings, Mijojlic will be joined in conversation by award-winning documentary filmmakers Gabor Kalman and Endre Hules.

Forums
The Wende Museum, Culver City, California
June 1, 2018

An evening in celebration of the opening of the exhibition Socialist Flower Power with special guests from Moscow and Lviv – participants in the Soviet hippie movement, California author and hippie John McCleary, hippie-inspired music by Alex Kiskachi and his band, and Russian pirozhki and drinks.

Exhibitions
The Wende Museum, Culver City, California
May 20, 2018

Promote, Tolerate, Ban: Art and Culture in Cold War Hungary
A Collaborative Initiative of the Wende Museum and the Getty Research Institute

Socialist Flower Power: Soviet Hippie Culture

Exhibitions
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
November 19, 2017 - April 29, 2018

Political power relations, economic structures, and cultural ideas impact the way we experience, envision, and structure our environment. The Cold War, with its strict division between ‘East’ and ‘West’ both in physical and ideological terms, is a case in point. To a certain extent, Cold War history can be read as a history of spatial relations. This exhibition explores the spatial characteristics of Cold War era Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union in ten sections: public space; private space; work space; border space; secret space; ideological space; alternative space; outer space; shared space; and changing space.