Past

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The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
April 13, 2018

Experience a musical "behind the scenes" moment during the open rehearsal of conductorless chamber orchestra Delirium Musicum at the Wende Museum. Spend time in the exhibits and meet the musicians in an informal setting as they rehearse for their concert at the Glendale City Church on April 14th at 5 p.m. 

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The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
March 29, 2018 - March 30, 2018

Alik, a play written by Julio Vera and presented by the Elysium Conservatory Theatre about Lee Harvey Oswald’s time in the Soviet Union, will be performed amid Cold War artifacts in the Wende Museum galleries.

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The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
March 1, 2018

Prof. Dr. Andreas Bernard is a professor of cultural studies at Leuphana University of Lüneburg and a lecturer in the university's Center for Digital Cultures. He studied literary criticism and cultural studies in Munich and was a research assistant at Bauhaus University, Weimar, and at the University of Konstanz. As a journalist, he currently writes for Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung and ZEIT Magazin.

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The Wende Museum, Culver City, California
June 6, 2017

Join us for the third installment of our discussion series as The Wende Museum invites contemporary artists to share their ideas about how the past gives meaning to the present. Chief Curator Joes Segal will moderate an interactive conversation with artist Ken Gonzales-Day and art advisor and independent curator Brenda G. Williams as they consider how interpreting the past informs the present.

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The Wende Museum, Culver City, California
April 20, 2017

The second installment of our discussion series as The Wende Museum featured contemporary artists sharing their ideas about how the past gives meaning to the present. Chief curator Joes Segal moderated an interactive conversation with filmmaker Bill Ferehawk and writer Katya Tylevich as they considered what it means to make art in times of irreconcilable alternative truths.

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The Wende Museum, Culver City, California
March 16, 2017

To understand the realities confronting us, we need historical and artistic reflection. In the first installment of a new discussion series, The Wende Museum invited contemporary artists to share their ideas about how the past gives meaning to the present. Chief curator Joes Segal moderated an interactive conversation with contemporary artists Farrah Karapetian and Christopher Wyrick as they considered what it meant to make art in times of irreconcilable alternative truths.

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Beverly Hills, California
November 12, 2016

On November 12, 2016, an Embassy of the German Democratic Republic officially represented the perished East German state in Los Angeles for four hours.

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The Wende Museum, Culver City, California
April 27, 2016

Justin Lifflander has lived and worked in Russia for nearly thirty years. He started in 1987 in Moscow as a driver-mechanic at the US embassy, then served as a missile inspector on the INF treaty in Votkinsk. He was an executive with Hewlett-Packard for two decades, after which he became business editor of The Moscow Times newspaper.  His memoir, How Not to Become a Spy: A Memoir of Love at the End of the Cold War, was published in English in 2014 and in Russian at the end of last year. 

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The Wende Museum, Culver City, California
March 11, 2016

Netherlands-based and Romanian-born performance artist and theatre-maker Ioana Tudor will present “About how my emotions were stolen by the machine. While I was just sitting there, reading about my father,” in response to the exhibition Facial Recognition.

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Over Three Locations | October 2014
October 4, 2014 - November 3, 2014

In collaboration with Berlin and Los Angeles artists Sonya Schönberger and Friedrich Kunath, acclaimed conceptual artist Christof Zwiener appropriated an architecturally typical guardhouse from the parking lot of the East German news agency, known by the acronym ADN. In response to imminent destruction of the ADN headquarters and guardhouse in the wake of a frantic rush to get rid of a dark past, Zwiener rescued the guardhouse and transformed it into mobile site-specific installations, exploring themes of media, surveillance, propaganda, and the military.

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The Wende Museum, Culver City, California
April 13, 2014

Musical theatre actress Lola Fisher, Institute of the American Musical executive director Miles Kreuger, and University of California Irvine professor Kiril Tomoff engaged in a lively discussion of American musical theatre presented from 1946-89 in the USSR, East Germany and other Soviet bloc countries. 

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El Segundo Museum of Art (ESMoA), El Segundo, California
November 2, 2013

Justinian Jampol, The Wende’s Executive Director, and Chris Wyrick, of the Hollywood Reporter, discussed the impact of Fame on the Arts, as it relates to such topics as Prestige, Infamy, Defamation, and Forgetting. 

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El Segundo Museum of Art (ESMoA), El Segundo, California
October 20, 2013

Cristina Cuevas-Wolf, The Wende’s Manager of Collection Development, led a lively discussion about Political Icons in Experience 05 FAME.

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Veteran's Park, Culver City, California
August 24, 2013 - August 25, 2013

The Wende Museum hosted a booth at Fiesta La Ballona for a second time to promote the Museum’s collections and its move to the Armory building, which is adjacent to Vet’s Park where the event is held. 

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5900 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, California
June 27, 2013