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 […]
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 […]
October 04, 2021
NEW EXHIBITION OPENING THIS NOVEMBER AT THE WENDE MUSEUM
A new exhibition at the Wende Museum examines and explores how we remember history and highlights how changing perspectives can illuminate or obscure historical knowledge and insights.
September 20, 2021
The Wende Museum Announces The Robin Center For Russian-Speaking Jewry
From the 1970s to the early 1990s, it is estimated that nearly 1.5 million Jews left the Soviet Union in one of the largest mass emigration movements in world history. During the Cold War, Soviet Jews experienced discrimination and often were disciplined when they applied for exit visas. Jews whose requests to leave were refused earned the label “Refusenik,” and their movement became one of the pivotal political and cultural movements of the last half of the 20th century.
Envisioned and underwritten by Wende Museum Board and Committee members Edward Robin and Peggy Robin, the Robin Center for Russian-Speaking Jewry will preserve the history of the Soviet Jewish experience, and make it accessible to scholars as well as the general public through digitization, public partnership, acquisition of at-risk collections, and sustained, dynamic programming with an emphasis on engagement with archival materials through artmaking workshops and educational activities.
February 25, 2021
Second Annual Culver City Nonprofit Convening and Awarding of Nonprofit Transformation Prize
Local nonprofit leaders came together virtually on February 25, 2021, for the second Culver City Nonprofit Convening and the presentation of the second annual Nonprofit Transformation Prize to Shoes For the Homeless. Representatives of more than 230 nonprofit organizations based in Culver City were invited to convene via Zoom for panel discussions on topics such as the future of philanthropy and anti-racism work in the nonprofit sector.