noun (esp. BrE) ⇨ See also ↑exhibit
big, large
important, major

a major exhibition of the painter's work

annual, summer (BrE)
changing, loan, special, temporary

The library has a policy of mounting changing exhibitions.

There is a series of special exhibitions throughout the year.

touring, travelling/traveling

a touring exhibition of Impressionist drawings

gallery, museum
online, virtual
art, craft (BrE)
photo, photography, photographic
collaborative (BrE), group, joint
one-man, one-woman, solo

By 1914 Picasso had held solo exhibitions in England, Germany and Spain.


the international food trade exhibition in Cologne

have, hold, host

The museum hosted a big exhibition of her work last year.


The old factory has been converted to house an exhibition.

attend, go to, see, visit
arrange, curate, organize, plan
display (BrE), install, mount, present, put on, put together, show (BrE), stage

They plan to stage an art exhibition in the library.

launch, open

The mayor will open the exhibition next week.

go on (BrE)

The portrait is going on public exhibition for the first time.


the catalogue that accompanies the exhibition


The exhibition opens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in July.

close, end
appear (AmE), be on (BrE), be on view, continue, run, take place

The exhibition is on view from 11 April to 5 July.

be called sth, be entitled sth
bring sth together, comprise sth, contain, feature sth, include sth, show sth

The exhibition includes drawings by Rembrandt.

chart sth, cover sth, illustrate sth, trace sth

an exhibition illustrating the history and development of the university

be dedicated to sb/sth, be devoted to sb/sth

an exhibition devoted to female painters

area, centre/center, floor, gallery, hall, room, space, venue (BrE)

The new wing will provide a new exhibition space.

stand (BrE)

Hundreds of companies had exhibition stands.

programme/program, schedule (esp. AmE)

the gallery's exhibition schedule for next year

on exhibition

A selection of her paintings is on exhibition at the Whitechapel Art Gallery.

exhibition of

an exhibition of contemporary art

exhibition on

an exhibition on local history

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