Smell This Show: <em>Still: Elemental</em> – Clyfford Still Museum


A tour guide describes how different scents smell to a man and a woman on a special tour in front of a large oil painting

Smell This Show photo by CSM staff

Smell This Show: Still: Elemental

Fri, Oct 18, 2019, 6:30–7:30 pm
Venue: Clyfford Still Museum
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Join us to experience Still: Elemental using your eyes, ears, and…nose?  Scent is a powerful tool to experience the world around us.  Does the smell of rainwater affect your experience of Still’s massive canvases?  Can the aroma of a crackling fire change your interpretation of the jagged, uprising shapes in a painting?  There’s only one way to find out.

Smell, touch, think, look, and share ideas and focus on the exhibition’s focus on the primal elements.  Encounter different scents and examine how scents can shift perspectives on what you see and feel about Still’s vibrant works.  Learn about the science of scent including examining the role that the olfactory system plays in your visual perceptions in the moment and in memory. Scent, like the interpretation of Still’s paintings, is highly personal, drawing on individual experiences, memories, and associations. Multisensory learning has proven beneficial and incorporating multiple senses in learning experiences and has shown increased student engagement and retention of information.

Clyfford Still Museum
Lanny & Sharon Martin Galleries
Included with $5 Friday evening Museum admission
Registration required

Please note for people with scent sensitivities: strong scents will be used as a part of this tour program.

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