Art exhibitions are generally described as a place where art and artists to share their work. In general, an art exhibition is the venue where art objects meet an interested audience. The exhibit is generally understood to be of some brief duration unless, of course, it’s stated otherwise, and as is more rarely the case, it’s said to be a permanent exhibition. In American English, however, they might be described as “exchange” or” exhibition.”
There are many different types of art exhibitions. One can think of contemporary art exhibitions which take the form of “rooms/shops” where one can purchase paintings from the artists themselves. This form of exchange is usually a one-of-a-kind piece that isn’t typically found elsewhere. Similarly, one can think of an art fair, which can take the form of a temporary event lasting a weekend.
As for the word “exhibition,” it generally refers to a special kind of art exhibition, one which exhibits work “on canvas” i.e. on a wide array of surfaces. Such art exhibitions can take the form of a single art museum featuring works from a particular century or can comprise a collection of artworks spanning various art periods and themes.
Sometimes the term “examination” is used when describing an art exhibition, and can generally be interpreted to mean the viewing of a work of art by an unbiased spectator. It doesn’t necessarily require the presence of other people to judge the artwork. Examinations can also take the form of a closed-door show, in which only a select group of people are allowed to attend the exhibition. Exhibitions can also be multimedia, with the audience being provided with a catalogue, DVD or other visual media of the work of the day.
One can think of contemporary art exhibitions in two broad contexts: permanent and temporary. Permanent exhibitions usually happen in museums, where they are meant to last the entire lifetime of the museum itself (i.e. with its collection). Examples of permanent art include Impressionism and Monet’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon. Temporary exhibitions, by contrast, occur only temporarily and can thus be disorienting and stimulating for a wide range of people. They can be arts and craft exhibitions, furniture and garden exhibitions, fashion shows, conferences, exhibits, film-maker’s shows, creative writing courses, art galleries and more.
It is important to note, however, that not all art exhibitions are open to the public. There are often private art exhibitions, architectural and historical displays, and religious events where the general public is not welcome. There are also some art exhibitions that are specifically sponsored by a certain artist, work, or product. All types of art are open to the public, but please follow the guidelines listed here if you are planning to attend an art exhibition.