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The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
January 7, 2022

In response to the increased infection rates of COVID-19 and out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to transition this Friday evening's (January 7) Music at the Wende concert from an in person program to a virtual format.

The planned performance by the San Julian Consort will now be live-streamed via Zoom, beginning at 8 p.m. PST. There will be no in-person viewing options.

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The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
December 19, 2021

Join us this Sunday for the final Family Day at the Wende of 2021. Printed creative sketching activity handouts will be made available at the front desk for young visitors to engage with the exhibitions as they explore.

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The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
December 3, 2021

A program of experimental music from the United States and Eastern Europe will draw a connection between the near-miss nuclear apocalypse of the Cold War era and the present threat of environmental apocalypse. 

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The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
November 14, 2021

Please join us to celebrate the opening of our two new exhibitions Questionable History and Soviet Jewish Life: Bill Aron and Yevgeniy Fiks with refreshments, programs, and tours of the exhibition! 

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The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
October 24, 2021

Celebrate the closing of our current exhibitions Transformations and See Thy Neighbor by joining the final guided tour led by Joes Segal, the Wende Museum's Chief Curator and Director of Programming, and Michael Balot-Garza, the Wende Museum's Education Manager. The tour will be followed by a reception in the garden.

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The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
October 24, 2021

Join us in the Wende Garden for a DIY Matryoshka doll painting activity prior to the closing of the current exhibitions.

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The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
October 15, 2021

What Happens Next is a play created with, for, and about veterans and their loved ones, inspired by stories shared by the military community in San Diego. Written by Naomi Iizuka and directed by Michael John Garcés, the play explores the complexities of sacrifice and resilience of people who have served and sheds light on what they carry into their civilian lives. The cast combines Cornerstone and guest artist actors with military veterans onstage. This performance will be presented outside in the garden of the Wende Museum. 

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The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
September 26, 2021

Join us in the Wende Garden for the latest Family Day artmaking activity: Woven Ideas. Taking inspiration from the concept that hopes and wishes have greater strength in numbers, Woven Ideas invites participants to contribute to an outdoor, collaborative art installation by weaving fabric strips decorated with calls for a better future. 

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The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
September 3, 2021

Welcome the weekend and the return of Culver City Happy Hour to the Wende with drinks in the garden, plus live music by the West Coast Chamber Jazz Trio (Ellen Burr, Andrea Centazzo, and Jeff Schwartz).

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The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
August 29, 2021

Join us in the garden on Sunday, August 29, to create your own custom pinback button in the style of Soviet znachki. 

Znachki are pins that were mass-produced in the Soviet Union to commemorate a variety of subjects such as military anniversaries, state leaders, historical communist figures, cities, youth organizations, and sporting clubs.

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The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
August 14, 2021

Join Research for the Bermuda Triangle for an in-person demonstration of their artistic tincture process on Saturday, August 14 in the Wende garden. The duo-collaborative will provide a brief demonstration at noon on how they extract scent from East German artifacts to create "Common Fantasy: a fragrance of the GDR." 

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The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
July 25, 2021

Join us—in person(!)—this Sunday for Family Day at the Wende Museum. Young visitors are invited to express themselves creatively through our latest artmaking activity: Collaging Past to Present. Taking inspiration from the recontextualization of historical objects and imagery by contemporary artists in the Transformations exhibition, participants will be asked to tell their own personal stories through mixed media collage. This all-ages activity will be offered outdoors in the Wende Garden.

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The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
March 3, 2021

The 33rd Cold War Spaces lunchtime talk with Timur Bekbosunov, film producer, opera singer, and performance artist, and Joes Segal, the Wende Museum's Chief Curator and Director of Programming.

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The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
February 25, 2021

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.

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The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
May 10, 2020
A virtual discussion about art and propaganda, in partnership with the Pacific Council on International Policy.

“Fake news” and “alternative facts” have become buzzwords of our time. After the twentieth-century struggles between top-down media propaganda and bottom-up media exposures, we acquired unprecedented access to information. Nevertheless, it has become increasingly difficult to separate fact from interpretation. In our current moment, how do we remain (self-)critical in a world of politically split realities? What can art teach us about fact and fiction?

In Search of Our Times is a six panel discussions presented as part of Wende Conversations: A Discussion Series Supported by Susan Horowitz and Rick Feldman.