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Ancient Scents – Getty Villa – The Institute for Art and Olfaction

MAKING ANCIENT SCENTS WORKSHOPS + PERMANENT SCENT EXHIBITION
Weekend scent-making workshops and stand-alone scent exhibition
April through September, 2017
Getty Villa, Malibu, CA.

 

MAKING ANCIENT SCENTS WORKSHOPS

Getty_2The IAO teamed up with the Getty to develop and implement a historically-accurate walk-up perfume-making experience, as part of Getty Villa’s summer-long ‘Roman Holidays’ program.

Open to all Getty Villa visitors, join us as we grind and pipette our way to creating custom vials of ancient perfume-  in one of the most stunning settings in Los Angeles. We will use materials just like ancient perfumers did, and every participant leaves with their own vial.

The workshop on April 1 + April 15 is led by IAO director Saskia Wilson-Brown. Further workshops in April are led by Smelly Vials Perfume Club members Kendra Gaeta and Jeffrey Paul. Subsequent workshops are led by Getty docents.

This program is free with Getty Villa attendance
The program took place every saturday and sunday through August
11am to 3pm

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ROMAN AROMAS INSTALLATION

Romanaromas_250pxThe IAO has teamed up with the Getty in a two part program for the summer. The first part – Making Ancient Perfumes – launched in April, 2017.

On June 9, 2017, we launched the second part of this collaboration: A permanent smelling experience, featuring eight unexcpected and historically accurate scents from Ancient Rome.

Want to know what a sweaty Roman toga might have smelled like? Or what Romans used to wash their clothes? We can help you with that.

TEAM

This installation was produced by Saskia Wilson-Brown for the Institute for Art and Olfaction
In collaboration with (and for) Chelsea Hogan and Cathy Carpenter at the Getty Villa

Kamil Beski
for Beski Projekts
Kamil Beski oversaw construction, installation, and production of the scent dissemination mechanism

Wayne Perry
for Wayne Perry Art
Wayne Perry created the custom ceramics for the project

Neal Harris
for Scent Events
Scent Events created the scent beads used in the ceramic pots

This program is free with Getty Villa attendance
Daily through October, 2017.

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roman_holidays_officialMORE INFORMATION ABOUT ROMAN HOLIDAYS

You won’t need a passport to travel back in time at the Roman Holidays celebration this spring and summer. Discover the sights (and smells!) of ancient Rome, offer your prayers to Venus, read your future in a sheep’s liver, and enjoy live musical and comedy performances by the historically hysterical Troubadour Theater Company.