The Fear of Smell and the Smell of Revolution

Contemporary Olfactory Arts
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

  • Research & Collections Center, Springfield

Event Audience: 

Adult
Teen

Fee: 

Free and open to the public

The Fear of Smell and the Smell of Revolution: Contemporary Olfactory Arts
Brown Bag Program presented by Larry Shiner PhD, UIS Professor Emeritus of Philosophy

Since the millennium, there has been an increase in the number of artists using smell in their art. Recently this phenomenon became the subject of a significant exhibition on olfactory arts at Museum of Art and Design in New York. Dr. Shiner, author of “The Invention of Art,” will present a brief survey of contemporary olfactory art and share his research in preparation for his upcoming book on the subject of olfactory art. He will discuss firsthand experiences with the art of smell, and debate the question of whether or not perfume should be considered an art form.

Bring your lunch and join us for a different speaker and topic on the third Wednesday of each month. Brown Bag Lectures are held at the ISM Research & Collections Center at 1011 E. Ash St. in Springfield. For additional information, please contact events@illinoisstatemuseum.org or (217) 558-6696.

Please note that the intersection of Ash and 10 1/2 Sts. is closed. The RCC msut be accessed via 10 1/2 Street from Laurel St.

ISM Brown Bag Lecture Series

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