Upcoming

Special Events
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
Friday, August 24, 2018

Please join us on Friday, August 24, for drinks and a curator's talk about art and alcohol. 

Films
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
Sunday, 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
Saturday, August 25, 2018 - Sunday, 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
Sunday, September 16, 2018

Sunday, September 16, 2018

1 p.m. 

Please join us to celebrate the opening of our two new exhibitions War of Nerves and Red Shoes with refreshments, live music and tours of the exhibition! 

Forums
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
Sunday, September 23, 2018

Please join us for another iteration of The Wende Museum's popular discussion series Art - Past - Present. 

Special Events
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
Friday, October 5, 2018

Please join us for live music at the Wende Museum! 

Special Events
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
Sunday, October 7, 2018

The Cold War divided the world, leaving people on each side wondering what life was really like on the other side of the Iron Curtain. To shed light on the ways Cold War history impacted human lives, the Fiona Chalom and Joel Aronowitz Historical Human Witness Project has been gathering oral histories from those who lived in the Eastern Bloc during the period from 1945 to 1991. This event will be a live interview conducted at the Wende Museum. 

Films
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
Friday, October 12, 2018

Screening of Anat Zalmanson-Kuznetsov's "Operation Wedding" followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker. 

Forums
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
Friday, October 19, 2018

Chief Curator Joes Segal will speak on "Culture and Power." 

Forums
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
Sunday, October 21, 2018

A lecture by Historian Karen Petrone on “Remembering and Forgetting the Soviet Union’s ‘Great Patriotic War’: Politics of Memory in Putin’s Russia."

Special Events
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
Friday, October 26, 2018

Happy Hour drinks at the Wende Museum in Culver City! 

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

This exhibition will address the various layers of mutual suspicion, fear and mistrust between the Soviet Bloc and the Western world, and its impact on the lives of everyday people.

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

Ballet was part of the high drama of the “culture wars,” as the US and USSR jockeyed for position during the Cold War. The Soviet Union produced some of the greatest dancers the world has ever known, with the Bolshoi and Kirov companies as standard bearers. But there were also painful losses, such as the defections of star dancers Nureyev, Makarova, and Baryshnikov, and the stifling of dance innovation during a time of great creativity in the West. How did the culture wars fit into the larger context of Soviet and American ballet, and the place of dance in Soviet life?

Exhibitions
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
Sunday, September 16, 2018 - Sunday, 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.

Exhibitions
The Wende Museum, Culver City, California
Sunday, February 3, 2019 - Sunday, June 2, 2019

In collaboration with AIGA San Diego, the Wende Museum will display Soviet paintings from the Tom and Jeri Ferris Russian Collection.