Wende Museum – Final Weekend for Scenes of Roma Life

This weekend marks the last chance to experience the powerful Ceija Stojka and Scenes of Roma Life exhibition at the Wende Museum. Closing on Sunday, this exhibit offers a profound look into the lived experiences of the Romani, highlighting the work of Ceija Stojka, who survived the Nazi death camps as a child and turned to art later in life to help process her trauma.

Stojka’s art, presented alongside poignant photographs of Cold War-era Roma and Sinti communities, captures the resilience of the human spirit even in the face of attempted annihilation.

In other news, we’re extending our Visions of Transcendence: Creating Space in East and West exhibition until September 15! This gives you more time to explore the power of art created in defiance of dehumanizing circumstances. We are also updating the exhibition, with works from notable artists Gary Tyler, Trevis Hoffmeister, and Nadya Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot being added to the display.

Please note, the Wende Museum will be temporarily closed after this weekend (except for our continuing Wednesday morning mindfulness program) to prepare these updates and to install a new exhibition, Undercurrents I: Stories, Symbols, Sounds. This exhibition will delve into the underground art scene of Cold War Eastern Europe.

We will reopen on Saturday, April 27, with fresh perspectives and unseen works.

Artwork – Before the Concentration Camp Horses, Ceija Stojka, acrylic on cardboard


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