Upcoming

Forums
Online
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The twenty-first Cold War Spaces lunchtime talk with Joanna Stingray, singer, actress, music producer and writer, and Joes Segal, the Wende Museum's Chief Curator and Director of Programming.

Special Events
Online
Sunday, October 4, 2020

In the spirit of #WendeOnline, please join us for a virtual opening to celebrate the launch of two new exhibitions Transformations: Living Room -> Flea Market -> Museum -> Art and See Thy Neighbor: Stern Photographers Thomas Hoepker and Harald Schmitt in the GDRpresented for the first time via the 3-D platform Matterport.

Forums
Online
Thursday, October 8, 2020

The 22nd Cold War Spaces lunchtime talk with Alex Vitale, author of The End of Policing, professor of sociology at Brooklyn College, and the coordinator of the Policing and Social Justice Project at Brooklyn College, and Joes Segal, the Wende Museum's Chief Curator and Director of Programming.

Forums
Online
Thursday, December 31, 2020

PLEASE NOTE: This event has been postponed and a new date will be announced shortly. 

Exhibitions
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
Sunday, October 4, 2020 - Sunday, April 11, 2021

Due to the continuing precautions in Los Angeles County regarding COVID-19, exhibition dates are tentative and exact dates will be announced soon.

The series of (mostly) peaceful revolutions that took down the Berlin Wall effectively ended state socialism in Eastern Europe, and brought not just a political but also a material transformation. Countless people who lived through socialism discarded the household and consumer items they had lived with and loved or hated for many years, as they finally had access to higher-standard goods. This exhibition presents the metamorphosis of household and consumer goods from objects of everyday life to items in a museum collection, by way of flea markets, and invites contemporary artists to position them in the here and now.

Exhibitions
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
Sunday, October 4, 2020 - Sunday, April 11, 2021

Due to the continuing precautions in Los Angeles County regarding COVID-19, exhibition dates are tentative and exact dates will be announced soon.

Proving that photography is no more “objective” than any other medium, two photographers with the same mission offer very different views of East Germany. Through reports published by Stern, unpublished photographs, and documents and photos from the Stasi archives (both photographers were closely monitored by the East German secret police), this exhibition highlights Thomas Hoepker and Harald Schmitt’s very different approaches to East German life, culture, and society.