Upcoming

Special Events
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
Sunday, September 25, 2022

Sharpen your skills with professional instructors and learn about the significance of chess in the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc countries through specially-displayed artifacts from the Wende’s Historical Collection. Public free play chess stations will be made available throughout the Wende Garden. Chess players of all ability levels, from beginners to masters, are welcomed to attend.

Special Events
Online
Wednesday, September 28, 2022

The ninth program in the In Search of Truth series is a conversation about the essence of truth in art. Members of our student council invite Enrique Martínez Celaya to speak about the concept of truth in art and the role of art in society. 

Exhibitions
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
Sunday, November 13, 2022 - Sunday, March 12, 2023

Taking as its starting point ceramics from China’s porcelain capital of Jingdezhen, this exhibition explores the history and artistic production of the Cultural Revolution. It presents imagery from the period while investigating the circumstances of production, the relationship between art and ideology, and the agency of the artists working within restrictive frameworks. The exhibition also looks at the afterlife of the movement through contemporary art, wherein which Chinese artists have appropriated and adapted the iconic images from this period for their own use today.

Exhibitions
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
Sunday, November 13, 2022 - Sunday, March 12, 2023

Curated by Kathleen Reinhardt and first shown at the Albertinum Museum in Dresden, this exhibition is a living homage to the history of Mail Art and visual poetry and a recognition of their ongoing resonance.

Exhibitions
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
Sunday, November 13, 2022 - Sunday, March 12, 2023

The installation Gift consists of a donation by artist Julian Irlinger to the archives of the Wende Museum. This donation includes legal documents from the German Reich and from post-war East and West Germany, detailing how the artist’s family’s land was confiscated by the German Democratic Republic in 1983 and transferred back to his grandmother by the Federal Republic of Germany in 1991. Gift highlights the different ways in which property was viewed in the two Germanies. The exhibition continues a project that started in 2020 at Galerie Wedding in Berlin. It is accompanied by a publication from Spector Books.