I got exciting news from Chandler Burr, curator of the Department of Olfactory Art at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) in New York. It is official now: on November 13, 2012 the exhibition The Art of Scent 1889â€“2011 will finally open its doors. It will allow visitors to experience ten seminal works by some of the greatest scent artists of the late 19th, 20th and early 21st centuries. More info about the exhibition is coming soon. I have already announced it, you can read more if you click here. But I want to tell you â€“ and this is very important â€“ that this is not a permanent exhibition of the MAD. The exhibition runs exactly two months until January 13, 2013. So you should plan your visit carefully as you don’t have too much time.
On the night before the opening the famous Visionaries! Gala â€“ this time held as a Scent Dinner â€“ will take place at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City.
Please save the date of Monday, November 12, 2012 and plan to join Chandler Burr for a scent dinner in conjunction with MADâ€™s annual Visionaries! Gala. Each year, the Visionaries! Gala celebrates outstanding individuals in the arts and industry. In celebration of MADâ€™s inaugural scent exhibition, it is only fitting that many of this yearâ€™s honorees are leaders in the scent industry. The Visionaries! Gala begins with a cocktail reception and silent auction followed by an awards ceremony and scent dinner lead by Chandler Burr.
The Visionaries! Gala is the museumâ€™s most important annual fundraiser supporting MADâ€™s exhibitions and educational programs. A silent auction will include travel and dining packages, exceptional experiences, design items, luxury goods, and jewelry. Each year, more than 500 guests, including arts patrons, artists, designers and noted corporate and civic leaders, attend the event. Ticket prices for the gala range from $1,250 â€“ $2,500; tables are priced from $10,000 â€“ $25,000. For more information, please call 212.299.7729 or email Stephanie.Lang@madmuseum.org