New Digital Endeavor Explores Culver City's Cold War History

The Wende Museum of the Cold War celebrated the groundbreaking of its new home at the historic former National Guard Armory Building on Culver Blvd.

The Wende Museum of the Cold War is pleased to announce the recent donation by the Abby J. and Alan D. Levy Family of two important works from their significant art collection. Wende Board member Alan D. Levy is chairman of Tishman International Companies. 

The Wende Museum of the Cold War is pleased to announce the launch of its online public access catalog with highlights from its collections, and online catalogs of recent exhibitions. 

Beyond the Wall: Art and Artifacts from the GDR, The Wende Museum’s TASCHEN publication, was awarded First Prize in Books by the American Alliance of Museum’s 2015 Museum Publications Design Competition.

Selected from the Wende Museum’s vast collection of more than 1,200 pieces, Communism for Dinner tells the story of the GDR through the lens of its commemorative plates.

Renowned art book publisher of TASCHEN, Benedikt Taschen, has made a generous half a million dollar donation to the Wende Museum’s transformation of the former National Guard Armory in Culver City, California with the view to creating an international center for the exploration and preservation of Cold War culture, art, design and history.

The Wende Museum - an innovative arts and education institution for Cold War Eastern European and Soviet history - is proud to present our 2014 program series to celebrate 25 years without the Berlin Wall and TASCHEN’s launch of an encyclopedic publication on the Museum’s East German collection.

The Wende Museum recently acquired a significant collection of early post-Soviet stock vouchers, privatization certificates, and Ponzi scheme coupons that dominated alternative currencies of the early 1990s in Russia. Now, in the British Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale, the world's most prestigious art festival, UK artist Jeremy Deller has provoked controversy and ignited social debate in England by presenting an installation of the Wende’s original vouchers and certificates in the ‘Russian Room’.