The Institute for Art and Olfaction: Scents of Byzantium
Date: Sunday June 8, 2014, at 1 pm, 3 pm
Location: Outer Peristyle, Getty Villa
Admission is free. An advanced timed-entry ticket is required.
Which scents wafted through the air of Byzantium? Join Saskia Wilson-Brown of the Los Angeles-based Institute for Art and Olfaction for a historical introduction to perfumery from antiquity to today. Explore the materials used to create incense, fragrance waters, and perfume oils during the Byzantine era. Stay for a smelling session featuring myrrh, frankincense, narcissus, and other historic aromas. Complements the exhibition Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections. This is a free, drop-in program.