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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.

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The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
April 13, 2020 - April 17, 2020

In conjunction with #WendeOnline, we invite you to ask us your questions about what happens behind-the-scenes at the Wende Museum and our collection during a special edition of #AskACurator

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The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
April 3, 2020

In response to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Wende Museum will be postponing all public programs through Sunday, April 5. At this time, the museum and the exhibition The Medea Insurrection: Radical Women Artists Behind the Iron Curtain remain open to visitors during regular public hours, Friday–Sunday. We will continue to follow the advice of local public health officials to ensure a safe environment at the Armory campus. 

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The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
April 3, 2020

As a virtual closing event for the exhibition The Medea Insurrection: Radical Women Artists Behind the Iron Curtain, we invite you to join us for a virtual Wikipedia edit-a-thon to help build a better record of the artists in the current exhibition. This is the Wende's second edit-a-thon in conjunction with The Medea Insurrection, and both past participants and new ones are welcome to join in. No Wikipedia experience necessary. People of all gender expressions and identities are encouraged to attend.

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The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
March 27, 2020

In response to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Wende Museum will be postponing all public programs through Sunday, April 5. At this time, the museum and the exhibition The Medea Insurrection: Radical Women Artists Behind the Iron Curtain remain open to visitors during regular public hours, Friday–Sunday. We will continue to follow the advice of local public health officials to ensure a safe environment at the Armory campus. 

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The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
March 15, 2020

In response to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Wende Museum will be postponing all public programs through Sunday, April 5. At this time, the museum and the exhibition The Medea Insurrection: Radical Women Artists Behind the Iron Curtain remain open to visitors during regular public hours, Friday–Sunday. We will continue to follow the advice of local public health officials to ensure a safe environment at the Armory campus. 

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The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
March 8, 2020

The twentieth century has seen the devastating effects of a blind belief in ideological blueprints, from fascism and national socialism to “real existing” socialism. But can we survive without utopian ideas? Do we need an inspiring vision and sense of direction to take care of ourselves and our environment? How much dreaming is needed to shape our world? 

Featuring Thomas Small, a member of the Culver City Council, architectural writer, and chair of the Board of Jacaranda Music; journalist Christopher Hawthorne, a former LA Times architecture critic and the first Chief Design Officer of Los Angeles; Enrique Martinez Celaya, a painter, sculptor, author on art and philosophy, and physicist, whose artworks are exhibited and collected by museums around the world; and acclaimed author Cornelia Funke, a writer of children's fiction with more than 20 million books sold worldwide.
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The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
March 6, 2020

Nueva Canción: Songs of Protest and Resistance is a new, music-based multimedia event created by Sandra Powers and Timur, and performed by the glam rock band Timur and the Dime Museum. Produced by Beth Morrison Projects, the concert is rooted in the Latin American song movement that began in the 1960s and criticized political oppression and spurred sociopolitical change. These songs told multilayered stories about unequal distribution of wealth, corrupt politics, and abuses of power, evolving from folk to incorporate electronic, classical, and rock influences. Nueva Canción focuses on the songbook of Mercedes Sosa, the driving force behind the movement. In addition, Timur’s memories of being raised under communism and then witnessing the collapse of the Soviet Union will provide a personal perspective on the complexity of political regimes.