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The Wende Museum of the Cold War

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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superbly curated museum, great collection!

Learn about the cold war experience, ask questions of the friendly staff, go to the best lectures... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
bb416
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Los Angeles, California
A museum that should be in Berlin, Germany, here in Culver City

If you have any interest at all in soviet occupied East Germany, the cold war, and the stories and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
3DDavid
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Culver City, California
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The Wende Museum holds an unparalleled collection of art and artifacts from Cold War-era Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union and offers innovative exhibitions and events to illuminate the connections between art and history, past and present.
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10808 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230-3738
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Learn about the cold war experience, ask questions of the friendly staff, go to the best lectures, films, and presentations. The newly opened patio area is just lovely.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bb416
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have any interest at all in soviet occupied East Germany, the cold war, and the stories and artifacts of that time period, this is a great place to step back in time and learn more about it.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the open space of this museum. I recently visited the latest exhibits featuring Sun Mu's artwork, Nicole Weingart's L.A. Air Raid Sirens photographs and Shepard Fairey's artwork. The staff is very friendly and it is wonderful to have a Cold War museum available...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The two exhibits about dissident art was amazing. In particular having Sun Mu, a North Korean artist, was illuminating because he captures the social and political realities of the human condition there. The movie, I Am Sun Mu, helps frame how DPRK is the front...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love visiting here. It is local and intimate. The permanent displays are vintage items of great interest. They have an extensive library. We have enjoyed several receptions and exhibit openings. Have not yet enjoyed the music night there, but hope to soon. I have...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Chloe G, Communications and Administrative Manager at The Wende Museum of the Cold War, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, We are so glad that you have enjoyed your visits to the Wende Museum. We would be delighted to have you join us at the next Music at the Wende performance. We look forward to seeing you here soon.

Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

The museum was very interesting and well organized. It had a wide range of items/topics (focusing on the GDR), and I was especially interested in the posters on display.More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank davismassey123
ChloeGinnegar, Communications and Administrative Manager at The Wende Museum of the Cold War, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, Thanks for visiting us at the Wende Museum. We are glad that you enjoyed our poster collection. We have a new exhibition opening this Sunday, February 10 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and it focuses on soviet poster design. We hope you can...More

Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

Had a very good time at the Wende Museum and learned a lot about cold war, which is rarely known. The collections are from the States, Russia, east Germany, UK and so on. Show politics and everyday life at that time in both the East...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jingh597
ChloeGinnegar, Communications and Administrative Manager at The Wende Museum of the Cold War, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, We are so glad that you enjoyed the Wende collection and exhibits. We hope you come back again.

Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

Well organized and excellent collections. You shouldn’t miss it if you are interested in history and art.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Andie2019
ChloeGinnegar, Communications and Administrative Manager at The Wende Museum of the Cold War, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for visiting the Wende Museum. We are glad that you were able to enjoy a tour of the exhibitions. We hope to see you here again soon.

Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

Kudos to the museum for asvancing peace by preserving the artifacts of the cold war conflict and the messages of hope by advocates for peace.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kezirian
ChloeGinnegar, Communications and Administrative Manager at The Wende Museum of the Cold War, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2019

Thank you for the kind words and for spending time at the Wende!

Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

Excellent collection of Cold War artifacts. Currently an exhibition on ballet dancers but recently had an exhibition on hippie culture in the USSR. Gorgeous garden in the back too.

Date of experience: December 2018
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ChloeGinnegar, Communications and Administrative Manager at The Wende Museum of the Cold War, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2019

Thank you for spending part of your day with us and we hope you join us again for new exhibitions opening this February.

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