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Perfume & Seduction Lecture Series

Perfume & Seduction Lecture Series
Thursday, March 28, 2019 (All day) to Wednesday, May 15, 2019 (All day)

Explore the evolution of perfume's luxurious and seductive role in this four-part series.

  • Relief sculpture of three women with perfume bottles

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This is the first program in the Perfume & Seduction lecture series. Exhibition curator Rebecca Tilles will discuss Marjorie Post's interest in scents and collecting objects used in the French bathing ritual known as la toilette during the 1700s. Then independent scholar Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell will explore how complex and collaborative...
Thursday 28 March - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Visitor Center Theater
Simulcast $5

Tickets in the Theater are sold out.  Seating is available in a simulcast location, where visitors will view a live video feed from the Visitor Center Theater.

 

Simulcast tickets are $5.

Part of: Lectures and talks
This is the second program in the Perfume & Seduction Lecture Series. A symbol of luxury and sensuality, perfume should appeal to the eye as well as the nose. The captivating allure of French perfume from the 1700s through mid-1900s was expressed through elaborate bottle design and represented in poetry, literature, fine art, and advertising....
Wednesday 17 April - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Visitor Center Theater
$7-22

$22
$12 Member
$7 Student

Part of: Lectures and talks
This is the third program in the Perfume & Seduction Lecture Series. For those with allergies or sensitivities to fragrance, please note that scent strips will be handed out in the Visitor Center Theater during the presentation in order to sample various fragrances.  Scent strips will not be distributed during the presentation in the simulcast...
Tuesday 30 April - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Visitor Center Theater
Simulcast $5

Tickets in the Theater are sold out.  Seating is available in a simulcast location, where visitors will view a live video feed from the Visitor Center Theater.

 

Simulcast tickets are $5.

Part of: Lectures and talks
This lecture is the fourth and final part of the Perfume & Seduction Lecture Series. René Lalique was the most celebrated master jeweler in the world when he met the young, ambitious perfumer, Francois Coty, in 1905.  Coty soon commissioned Lalique to design paper labels and some packaging for his new line of fragrances, launched in about 1907...
Wednesday 15 May - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Visitor Center Theater
Simulcast $5

Tickets in the Theater are sold out.  Seating is available in a simulcast location, where visitors will view a live video feed from the Visitor Center Theater.

 

Simulcast tickets are $5.

Part of: Lectures and talks