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    August 08, 2023
    Topping Out Ceremony Marks Milestone for the Wende Museum’s Glorya Kaufman Creative Community Center
        Culver City, CA., Aug. 8, 2023 – AUX Architecture, Shawmut Design and Construction, and The Wende Museum are thrilled to announce that the ceremonial topping out of the Glorya Kaufman Creative Community Center, marking the placement of the final beam and the completion of the structure’s frame, took place on August 5, 2023. […]
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    March 30, 2023
    The Wende Museum Presents Vietnam in Transition, 1976–Present
    Culver City, CA (March 30, 2023) – The Wende Museum is proud to present the contemporary art exhibition Vietnam in Transition, 1976–Present, which explores the multilayered intersections of art, history, and memory in Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam War and national reunification. With its history of French colonialism, American imperialism and war, Soviet-style socialism, and […]
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    March 16, 2023
    The Wende Museum Presents David Bowie in the Soviet Union
    Culver City, CA (March 16, 2023) – The Wende Museum presents the new exhibition David Bowie in the Soviet Union, open to the public from April 1, 2023 until October 22, 2023. Geoff MacCormack, also known by the stagename Warren Peace, was one of David Bowie’s oldest and closest friends: they used to listen to American rock ‘n’ […]
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    November 10, 2022
    The Wende Museum Presents For Ruth, The Sky in Los Angeles: Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt and David Horvitz and New Installations by Bari Ziperstein and Julian Irlinger
    Culver City, CA (November 10, 2022) – The Wende Museum presents For Ruth, The Sky in Los Angeles: Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt and David Horvitz, open to the public from November 13, 2022 until March 12, 2023. In addition, the open storage installation Gift by Julian Irlinger and the new guardhouse project Domestic Choices by Bari Ziperstein will be on view. The exhibition For […]
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    November 03, 2022
    “Flag For Our Times” Design Contest Winners
    The Wende Museum is pleased to share the winning submissions in our artistic flag design competition, “Flag For Our Times”. We challenged entrants to create an original design for a flag with a message of dreams for a brighter future or one’s vision of a dreamworld or “utopia.” These designs will be hung in our […]
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    November 03, 2022
    The Wende Museum Presents (De)constructing Ideology: The Cultural Revolution and Beyond
    Culver City, CA (November 3, 2022) – The Wende Museum presents the new exhibition (De)constructing Ideology: The Cultural Revolution and Beyond, open to the public from November 13, 2022 until March 12, 2023. China’s “Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution” (1966-1976) was a period of tremendous social and economic upheaval. Recognizing the critical role of the arts in forwarding […]
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    October 28, 2022
    Edward J. Robin, 80, L.A.-based fighter for Soviet Jewry, dies
    By Justin Jampol Ed Robin, who fought tirelessly to free Jews from the former Soviet Union, died Oct. 8 in Los Angeles at the age of 80. Ed, born Dec. 20, 1941 in Charleston, South Carolina, moved to Los Angeles with his wife Peggy in 1966. While working as an attorney, he became involved in […]
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    August 02, 2022
    Apollo 15 Commander Presents Culver City’s Wende Museum with Moon Rock
    Culver City, CA (August 2, 2022) – On July 30, 1971, Apollo 15 Commander David R. Scott joined a very exclusive club: the list of people who have set foot on the moon. In an afternoon ceremony on the 51st anniversary of this historical event, Scott presented Culver City’s Wende Museum with a geological sample he collected on the […]
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    March 09, 2022
    Opening This April at the Wende Museum
    Culver City, CA (March 9, 2022) – Two new exhibitions and an installation opening at the Wende Museum in April explore the ways historical distance, contextual change, and artistic appropriation colors the interpretation of artifacts. Opening in the Taschen Family Gallery, the exhibition The Medium is the Message combines Cold War-era political flags from Eastern Bloc […]
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    March 01, 2022
    A Message from the Wende Museum’s Founder and Executive Director on the Conflict in Ukraine
    Dear Wende Community, As a museum that specializes in the history of the Cold War in Eastern Europe and the former USSR, I have often been asked “why does it matter?” After all, the Cold War is a geopolitical conflict that was supposed to have ended more than thirty years ago. In a world that […]
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