"Cold War Spaces" at the Wende Museum
M.A. Peers' contemporary paintings of these and other space dogs at the nearby Museum of Jurassic Technology.)
After her 1960 mission, Strelka gave birth (all space dogs were female). Kruschev gifted one of the pups to Caroline Kennedy… whose dad launched the race to the moon.
It's shown next to a poster created in 1970, the year after America's moon landing. Veniamin Markovich Briskin and Valentin Viktorov I Am Walking on the Moon! defuses the U.S. success through humor. A grinning Soviet robot smokes a cigarette on the moon.
P.S. Since last month's post the Wende has installed its open storage spaces. Below is a Stalin bust among depictions of the worker; toys; ceramics and glassware.
The Wende's evolving sculpture garden now has walkways and seating.
The Wende's new logo is handsomer than many a larger museum's.