A second look inside–and a different take on–a couple of art exhibits examining scent, by Ashraf Osman and Claus Noppeney: In 2012, the Museum of Arts and Design in New York inaugurated an exhibition titled The Art of Scent: 1889–2012; and this month, Museum Tinguely in Basel inaugurated an exhibition titled Belle Haleine—The Scent of Art. While both exhibitions are concerned with scent and art, the two are different on many levels. For one, the former presented commercially available perfumes, whereas the latter declares flatly that it is not a perfume exhibition. So, why would two exhibitions on scent and art be so different?
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