Southern California Program

Wende Museum and Archive of the Cold War

Arts and Culture
Culver City, CA
June 2015

The Wende Museum of the Cold War will renovate the former National Guard Armory in Culver City to create a permanent museum for its unique collection of Eastern European and Soviet era artifacts.  The facility will anchor the western end of Culver City’s cultural corridor and become a center for culture, art and post-war history.  The Wende’s collections, which contain everything from fine art and sculpture to political propaganda posters and films from the Soviet Union and Eastern-bloc countries, will become more accessible to K-12 students, scholars, journalists, artists, authors, filmmakers, and the general public.  The W. M. Keck Foundation’s grant will support collections-specific storage and offices and outdoor improvements, including a community gathering space and drought tolerant landscaping.  The Wende anticipates 8,000 visitors during its opening year, 2016-17, gradually increasing to 10,000 by 2018.

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