2 Columbus Circle
Midtown, NY 10019
Description: Inspired by the exhibition The Art of Scent, MAD and the International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) Smell Lab host an engaging, interactive, hands-on education experience designed to illuminate on the science of olfaction, the complexity of scents, and the art of perfumery as you create your own personal fragrance. The IFF Smell Lab Create your own unique fragrance from scratch. Learn how to smell and to blend top, middle and bottom notes to create your own special fragrance. Perfume is a mixture of fragrant notes: the notes develop over time from the top to the middle to the bottom. The top notes form the first impression; middle notes are the heart of the perfume; bottom notes are the foundation. To create your personal scent, first smell and choose top, middle and bottom notes. Then spray and mix by layering the notes. Mix the ingredients. Name your personal scent. Voila! Enjoy! Suitable for all ages. Pick up your time badge in the lobby of the museum, explore the galleries and the social media space before or after your experience in the IFF Smell Lab.
Venue Description: After several name changes and numerous relocations, New York City?s leading contemporary object institution is now known as the Museum of Arts and Design and housed in a completely redesigned building, covering four floors and more than 54,000 square feet. The museum?s mission is to ?collect, display, and interpret objects that document contemporary and historic innovation in craft, art, and design. In its exhibitions and educational programs, the museum celebrates the creative process through which materials are crafted into works that enhance contemporary life.? With the creation of the American Craftsmen?s Council in 1942, Aileen Osborn Webb planted the seeds that made the museum what it is today. The council went on to hold competitions and educational programs that celebrated handmade objects and encouraged excellence in their craftsmanship. In 1956 came the long-awaited establishment of the Museum of Contemporary Crafts. The museum was renamed the American Craft Museum 30 years later, and moved to a new location to accommodate the its growing mass of supporters. The museum continued to grow, and also began to broaden the scope of art it presented. It adopted its current name in 2002 to reflect its artistic evolution. According to its website: ?Today, the museum celebrates materials and processes that are embraced by practitioners in the fields of craft, art and design, as well as architecture, fashion, interior design, technology, performing arts, and art and design-driven industries.