Upcoming

Forums
The Wende Museum at The Armory & Max Kade/USC
Monday, April 16, 2018 - Tuesday, April 17, 2018

A two-day conference organized by The Wende Museum, USC’s Max Kade Institute for Austrian-German-Swiss Studies, the Center for Cultural Studies at UC Santa Cruz, and the Centre for Contemporary History (ZZF), Potsdam

Exhibitions
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
Sunday, May 20, 2018 - Sunday, August 26, 2018

The Wende Museum and the Getty Research Institute (GRI) are combining their rich and complementary Hungarian collections to convey the story of Hungary’s visual culture between the 1956 uprising in Budapest and the end of the regime in 1989. 

Exhibitions
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
Sunday, May 20, 2018 - Sunday, August 26, 2018

This exhibition is devoted to a world that few people know existed and that many find hard to believe did exist: the world of the Soviet hippie movement. Soviet hippies were part of the global counterculture of the 1960s and 70s: They wanted love and peace – and rock and roll. They maintained an elaborate network all across the Soviet Union. They experimented with homemade drugs. They studied Eastern mysticism and were looking for God. Yet they lived in a state which valued conformity above all else and mercilessly persecuted them for the way they looked and lived.

Exhibitions
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
Sunday, September 16, 2018 - Sunday, December 23, 2018

Resulting from a close collaboration between The Wende Museum and the London-based Wellcome Library, this exhibition will address the various layers of mutual suspicion, fear and mistrust between the Soviet Bloc and the Western world, and its impact on the lives of everyday people.

Exhibitions
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
Sunday, September 16, 2018 - Sunday, December 23, 2018

Ballet was part of the high drama of the “culture wars,” as the US and USSR jockeyed for position during the Cold War. The Soviet Union produced some of the greatest dancers the world has ever known, with the Bolshoi and Kirov companies as standard bearers. But there were also painful losses, such as the defections of star dancers Nureyev, Makarova, and Baryshnikov, and the stifling of dance innovation during a time of great creativity in the West. How did the culture wars fit into the larger context of Soviet and American ballet, and the place of dance in Soviet life?

Exhibitions
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
Sunday, January 13, 2019 - Sunday, April 28, 2019

The Wende Museum will invite contemporary artists to interpret the present through the lens of Cold War history, using the museum’s collection as a point of reference.

Exhibitions
The Armory, Culver City, California
Sunday, January 13, 2019 - Sunday, April 28, 2019

In 2014, curators Yevgeniy Fiks and Stamatina Gregory organized the exhibition “Monument to Cold War Victory” in New York’s Cooper Union, the result of an international competition they initiated, inviting artists to reflect on the question why there is no monument to Cold War victory, and how such a monument might look like if it would exist. The submissions were judged by a team of high-ranking international artists, curators and scholars, among whom Susan Buck-Morss, Boris Groys, and Vitaly Komar. Fiks and Gregory are collaborating with The Wende Museum to present the second iteration of this exhibition, for which the participating artists will present works that reflect the context of Los Angeles. All of the artworks inspire reflection on the character of the Cold War and its topical meaning. 

Exhibitions
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
Sunday, May 19, 2019 - Sunday, August 25, 2019

Organized in collaboration with British-Slovenian media historian Sabina Mihelj and British cultural historian Susan Reid, this exhibition focuses on the impact of Cold War-era television programming in Eastern and Western Europe on private lives.