HumanitiesWeb.org - Glossary definition: Salon
Salon

1. A general term for a group art exhibition in France
2. An exhibition of art works chosen by jury and presented by the French Academy since 1737; it was originally held in the Salon d'Apollon of the Louvre. Until 1863 it was the only major public art exhibition held in Paris. The Salon is still in existence and is organised currently by the Societe des Artistes Francais.

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