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The Wende Museum is now open to the public in its new home at the Armory on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Admission is free. Come visit!


Armory Open Storage

Armory Gift Shop

The Wende’s new facility will provide more effective access to our collection, present thought-provoking programs, and anchor a mile-long stretch of arts venues along Culver Boulevard, connecting the cultural corridor with the downtown arts district and the 405 freeway. The eco-friendly restoration of the building and its surrounding property will greatly enhance the community by activating an abandoned facility and converting open land into a community gathering space with drought-tolerant landscaping and sculptures from the collection.

Sculpture Garden Rendering

Major Capital Donors:

City of Culver City

David Thomson

Taschen Family

The W. M. Keck Foundation

The Ahmanson Foundation

Abby J. and Alan D. Levy Family

The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation

Jonathan Victor and Tobey Cotsen-Victor

Skip and Linda Victor

David and Maggi Gordon

Susan Horowitz and Rick A. Feldman

Stephen O. Lesser

Fiona Chalom and Joel Aronowitz

Peggy and Edward Robin

Eva and Brian Sweeney

Meridee Williams

The Post Charitable Foundation

Thomas E. Backer, Ph.D.

Michael McDowell and Dennis Slon

Alex Albert and Alexandra Goodyear

Mag and David Scott

Carolyn and Tadeusz Wellisz

Alan and Robin Jampol

Wayne Ratkovich

Wilhelm Family Foundation


In-Kind Donors:

Industrial Metal Supply | Neil Sherman

John Levy Lighting Productions

Anawalt Lumber

Antonio Acoustics

Armand's Discount

Jan de Bont


Mitch Braiman

Building Solutions Group

The California Endowment

Civic Enterprises Associates, LLC

John Colangelo

The Culver Hotel

DPK General Engineering

Gafcon, Inc.

Hollinger Metal Edge

Hollywood Vaults

Neil Lieberman

M & G Civil Engineering & Land Surveying

Metal Edge

Montenegro Consultants

Olpin Group

PARAVANT Architects

Partition Specialties, Inc.

William Ranselaar

The Ratkovich Company


SCE Savings by Design

Segal Shuart Landscape Architects

Sliding Door Company

Solatube International, Inc.

Sony Pictures Entertainment

Eva Sweeney

Wade Graham Landscape Studio, LLC


Christopher Wyrick


and Play a Role in the Transformation

Please consider becoming an individual or corporate sponsor for the Armory renovation. Send your check to The Wende Museum, Development Department, 5741 Buckingham Parkway, Suite E, Culver City, California 90230, or contact Jessica Hoffmann at (310) 216-1600 Ext. 301,  hthompson@wendemuseum.org, for information on in-kind donations of needed equipment.

The renovation and move are a giant step for the Museum and the community and will continue to expand on the Wende's vision of open access and innovative exhibitions that fuse art, history and contemporary interests.

Thank you to our partners and sponsors who are generously giving their time, expertise and resources to make this project a reality.

Boyd Design             CEACity of Culver City
SolatubeThe California EndowmentGafcon
The Ratkovich CompanySavings By DesignJohn Levy Lighting Production


 Segal Shuart