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Special Events
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
Sunday, July 25, 2021

Join us—in person(!)—this Sunday for Family Day at the Wende Museum. Young visitors are invited to express themselves creatively through our latest artmaking activity: Collaging Past to Present. Taking inspiration from the recontextualization of historical objects and imagery by contemporary artists in the Transformations exhibition, participants will be asked to tell their own personal stories through mixed media collage. This all-ages activity will be offered outdoors in the Wende Garden.

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

The 46th Cold War Spaces lunchtime talk with Rose Dosti, former Los Angeles Times staff writer, journalism instructor at UCLA and the University of Tirana (Albania), and founder and president of the Albanian Human Rights Project, and Joes Segal, the Wende's Chief Curator and Director of Programming.

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Friday, July 30, 2021

Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, the leader of the Belarusian democratic forces, is visiting the United States for the first time this July. As part of her diplomatic visit to the U.S., Tsikhanouskaya will be interviewed by Dr. Sasha Razor at the Wende Museum, with an introduction by Joes Segal, the Wende's Chief Curator and Director of Programming.

The interview will be live-streamed via Zoom.

Films
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
Friday, August 6, 2021

Depicting a United States that has been invaded by the Soviet Union and its Cuban and Nicaraguan allies, Red Dawn transports the viewer to an alternate 1980s America. The film will be introduced by Willard Huyck, a member of the Wende Museum’s Board of Directors, and screenwriter, director, and producer of numerous films such as American Graffiti and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. This screening is presented as part of the summer screening series, Seeing Red: Cold War Blockbusters of the 1980s.

Forums
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Wednesday, August 11, 2021

The 47th Cold War Spaces lunchtime talk with Stuart Schrader—Associate Research Professor of Africana Studies; Associate Director of the Program in Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship at Johns Hopkins University; and, author of Badges Without Borders: How Global Counterinsurgency Transformed American Policing—and Joes Segal, the Wende's Chief Curator and Director of Programming.

Films
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
Friday, August 20, 2021

The 1983 science fiction techno-thriller, WarGames stars Matthew Broderick as a high schooler who unwittingly hacks into a United States military supercomputer programmed to predict and execute nuclear war against the Soviet Union. This film is presented as part of the summer screening series, Seeing Red: Cold War Blockbusters of the 1980s.

Films
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
Friday, August 27, 2021

Set during the latter part of the Cold War era, The Hunt for Red October centers on a rogue Soviet naval captain who wishes to defect to the United States with his officers and the Soviet Navy's newest and most advanced nuclear missile submarine. The film will be introduced by Jan de Bont, who worked as the cinematographer on The Hunt for Red October and was a director and cinematographer of numerous films including Speed, Twister, and Die Hard. This screening is presented as part of the summer screening series, Seeing Red: Cold War Blockbusters of the 1980s.

Films
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
Friday, September 10, 2021

Top Secret! is a 1984 action comedy film that parodies various film styles such as musicals starring Elvis Presley, spy films of the Cold War era, and World War II films. This screening is presented as part of the summer screening series, Seeing Red: Cold War Blockbusters of the 1980s.