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Forums
The Wende Museum, Culver City, California
Friday, 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.

Films
The Getty Center
Saturday, 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.

Films
The Wende Museum, Culver City, California
Sunday, 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.

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, June 23, 2019 - Saturday, October 26, 2019

Organized in collaboration with British-Slovenian media historian Sabina Mihelj and British cultural historian Susan Reid, this exhibition focuses on the impact of Cold War-era television programming in Eastern and Western Europe on private lives.