The IAO is closed for the last weeks of October as we lead an 8 day trip to Cuba, exploring Havana’s contemporary art world, perfumeries, food, music, street life and cultural scene.
Come socialize, learn, and tinker with perfumery: We host our open sessions on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 8:30. All levels are welcome. Laughter and sharing required.
Join us at the Getty Center as we explore the aromas of 18th century French nobility, blend our own creations using a historically accurate palette, and tour the collection of artworks. Attendance limited.
5th Floor Gallery and the IAO created a scented antidote to LA’s urbanity. Micah Hahn created a visual interpretation of its aromatic components. A multi-media ménage à trois- through November.
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Learn the technical building blocks of perfumery as Ashley Eden Kessler leads us through a two day intensive with a focus on Chypre accords.
The IAO is pleased to welcome perfumer Paul Kiler in a technical class about the chemistry of perfume- as seen through a specific example: Schiff Bases.
We are honored to host Finland-based artist Hilda Kozári for a week-long residency at the IAO, from 18 to 26 November, 2014.
The Smelly Vials Perfume Club is our membership program for experienced (and consistent) participants in the IAO community.
Come experiment with making perfume at The Institute for Art and Olfaction’s weekly public open sessions.
Join IAO perfumer-in-residence Ashley Eden Kessler as she leads us through the structure of accords in her monthly, hands-on accord-building classes.
The Elements of Nature series is a series of classes presented by Daniel Krasofski, demystifying the aesthetic and therapeutic usage of aromatic materials.
Through November, 5th Floor Gallery hosts Micah Hahn’s new multi-disciplinary + collaborative print series, exhibited with the scents that inspired them.
Closing Oct. 9! The IAO is pleased to present IOL (Imitations of Life), a site-specific exhibition of new works by LA-based artist Ben Chase.
Montreal-based perfumer Dana El Masri – of Jazmin Sarai – spent the two weeks of September, 2014 at the IAO for a short-term project-based residency.
The Institute for Art and Olfaction (IAO) is pleased to team up with Cultural-Journeys to announce a very special People to People trip to Cuba.