First Friday ArtWalk: Opening of QAIC’s Expanded Perfumery Museum
Date(s) - 09/01/2023
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Qatar America Institute for Culture (QAIC)
Qatar America Institute for Culture
Join the Qatar America Institute for Culture (QAIC) during the Dupont Circle BID’s First Friday ArtWalk from 5 to 8 PM to celebrate the opening of our expanded Perfumery Museum!
Bridging Qatari, Arab, and global cultures together, the museum introduces visitors to the history and importance of scent to the Middle East, from the origins of the distillation process and the exchange of raw materials and oils along the silk road, connecting East to West to the contemporary science and billion dollar industry that is the perfumery industry today.
Test your nose by learning about the essential aromas indigenous to the Middle East, North Africa and Southwest Asia through both smell and sight. Add your scent memory to our interactive wall scent memory wall and walk and smell your way through a contemporary installation by emerging Qatari artist AlMaha Ahmed Al-Mahmoud.