Pronunciation: (ver"nu-säzh'; Fr. ver-nē-sazh'), [key]
—pl. -sagesPronunciation: (-sä'zhiz; Fr. -sazh'). [key]
1. Also called varnishing day. the day before the opening of an art exhibition traditionally reserved for the artist to varnish the paintings.
2. a reception at a gallery for an artist whose show is about to open to the public.
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