The Wende Museum is currently closed, preparing new exhibits to open on Sunday, June 23, 2019. Wellness at the Wende is still ongoing, Wednesday mornings at 9 am. The new exhibits opening later this month –
Watching Socialism: The Television Revolution in Eastern Europe
What was on TV in the Soviet Bloc? If “propaganda” is your immediate response, Watching Socialism will complicate the picture with excerpts from news programs, sitcoms, cartoons, subversive interventions, and other televised content alongside TV-related magazines, artifacts, toys, and television sets from the Eastern Bloc, showing what it was really like to watch TV on the other side of the Iron Curtain.
Nonalignment and Tito in Africa
Look beyond the binary framework of the U.S./Soviet Cold War at the Nonaligned Movement (NAM), which pushed for peaceful coexistence and justice for all the world’s peoples. Nonalignment and Tito in Africa presents photographs from the 1950s through 1970s of state visits to various African nations by Josip Broz Tito, the Yugoslav leader who was a founding member of NAM and cultivated a reputation for transnational solidarity and hopes for a “third way” beyond U.S.-style capitalism and Soviet-style communism. Yet these carefully staged photographs of meetings of heads of state reveal the still-relevant challenges of both framing and enacting solidarity amid uneven power relations.
Sunday, June 23, 2019
12 to 5 p.m.: Opening Celebration
2 p.m.: Watching Socialism Program
3 p.m.: Nonalignment and Tito in Africa Program