September 26, 2012
WFFC Announces Sponsorship for The Art of Scent, 1889 – 2012 at Museum of Arts and Design
NEPTUNE, NJ Women in Flavor & Fragrance Commerce is proud to be a sponsor of The Art of Scent, 1889-2012, on view from November 13, 2012 through February 24, 2013, at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), located at 2 Columbus Circle, New York, NY.
Organized by Chandler Burr, Curator of Olfactory Art at MAD and former New York Times perfume critic, this is the first museum exhibition dedicated to exploring the design and aesthetics of olfactory art from 1889 to the present. The exhibition opens with the design of Jicky (1889) by Aime Guerlain, who helped usher in the modern era of synthetic molecules alongside natural materials. Each scent on display represents an olfactory milestone and captures the most significant work and ingenuity of its creators spanning two centuries. The exhibition installation will be designed by Diller, Scofidio + Renfro.
The first of its kind in the 30-year history, this WFFC sponsorship marks its increasing commitment to provide education and understanding of the flavor and fragrance industry, which it serves. This partnership also reflects WFFC’s New York presence and continued growth. “We are excited about our partnership with MAD, which reinforces our commitment to qualitative and creative educational programs with the level of expertise our members expect from an organization today”, says WFFC President Celine Roche.
About the WFFC
The WFFC, Inc. was founded in 1982 by women employed in various capacities in the U.S. flavor and fragrance industry. This organization was borne out of a recognized need for a networking, education and support system for women in our industry. Our mission has been and remains to this day to provide a center of education, camaraderie, support and networking opportunities for women in our industry. Our membership encompasses women involved in sales, purchasing, customer service as well as technical careers.
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