The Wende Museum will showcase seventeen artworks in the exhibition Politics of Happiness: Dreams of the Future from the Collection of The Wende Museum, which will be on view at the Fine Arts Gallery on the California State University, Los Angeles campus from February 11 through March 2, 2013.
The Wende Museum has received a matching three year grant of $150,000 from the Museums for America Program of The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS.gov) to catalogue, digitize and make accessible its significant audiovisual collection from the German Democratic Republic.
The California Council for the Humanities has recently announced the 2011 California Story Fund grantees. The Wende Museum and Archive of the Cold War has been awarded $10,000 for its project entitled “Wende Moments: A Multigenerational View of Immigration to Los Angeles During the Late 1970s and Early 1980s.”
Publication Will Mark 10th Anniversary of the World’s Largest Cold War Visual Archive and a Major Overview of Life in East Germany 1949-1989
Los Angeles (July 20, 2011)—East German artifacts of art, culture and politics from The Wende Museum, the world’s largest Cold War visual archive, will be the subject of a major TASCHEN publication in 2012.
The publication will mark the Wende Museum’s 10th Anniversary and offer an encyclopedic record of life in East Germany from 1949-1989. The Culver City, California, museum houses more than 60,000 objects from Communist-era Eastern Europe, including furniture and décor, paintings, sculptures, posters, flags and banners, signs, political propaganda, clothing, tapestries, textiles, books, scrapbooks, films, electronics, remnants of Checkpoint Charlie and the longest stretch of the original Berlin Wall outside of Germany.
Budapest Auction Benefits Victims of Red Sludge
Los Angeles (December 7, 2010)—The Wende Museum purchased 25 significant works of Communist-era Hungarian art at a December 6 auction at the Pinter Gallery in Budapest, Hungary.
“This is The Wende’s first major effort to archive important works of art and culture from Communist-era Hungary,” said The Wende’s Executive Director and Founder Justinian Jampol.
The high-profile auction offered works of art which had been buried in the basement of the Ministry of Justice in Budapest since the fall of communism in 1989. Proceeds are to benefit victims of the October 4 toxic red sludge in Western Hungary that killed 10 people and left hundreds injured and homeless.