The Cold War on Christmas
With U.S.-Russian relations entering strange new territory, the Wende Museum offers a historical anchor. A new online project explores Culver City (and "Hollywood") in the Cold War. The Wende's new building, Culver City's former National Guard Armory, began construction in November and is now projected to open by late 2017.
Shown is a Nikolai Ivanovich painting in the Wende collection, Do Not Disturb the Ecology of Morality (1989). Ivanovich trolls Freud, Charles Demuth (Chimney and Watertower, 1931), and the Soviet religion of progress.
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