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 +[[Image:A Cognocenti contemplating ye Beauties of ye Antique.jpeg|thumb|right|200px|''[[A Cognocenti contemplating ye Beauties of ye Antique]]'' (1801) by James Gillray]]
 +[[Image:The Experts, 1837 by Alexandre-Gabriel Decamps.jpg |thumb|left|200px|''[[The Monkey Connoisseurs]]'' (1837) by Alexandre-Gabriel Decamps]]
 +[[Image:Ancient Rome (1757) by Giovanni Paolo Panini.jpg|thumb|right|200px|''[[Ancient Rome (painting)|Ancient Rome]]'' (1757) by Giovanni Paolo Panini]]
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-An '''art gallery''' or '''art museum''' is a space for the [[art exhibition|exhibition of art]], usually [[visual art]], and usually primarily [[painting]]s. [[Sculpture]], [[illustrations]], and objects from the [[applied arts]] may also be shown. The term is used both for both '''public''' galleries, which are [[museum]]s for the display of a permanent collection of art, and '''private''' galleries, which are commercial enterprises for the [[trade|sale]] of art. However both types of gallery may host temporary exhibitions including art borrowed from elsewhere.{{GFDL}}+An '''art gallery''' is a room or a building in which [[visual art]] is displayed. Among the reasons art may be displayed are [[aesthetic]] enjoyment, cultural enrichment, or for [[marketing]] purposes. While "gallery" continues to be used in the name of institutions for the study, preservation, and restoration as well as the display of art, these additional functions identify the institution as an [[Art museum]]. The majority of art galleries open to the public are commercial enterprises for the sale of artwork, others may be part of [[art cooperative]]s or [[non-profit organizations]].
 +As part of the [[art world]], art galleries play an important role in maintaining the network of connections that define [[fine art]].
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 +==An '''art gallery''' can refer to:==
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 +*An [[art museum]]
 +*An [[art dealer]]ship
 +* [[Gallery]]
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An art gallery is a room or a building in which visual art is displayed. Among the reasons art may be displayed are aesthetic enjoyment, cultural enrichment, or for marketing purposes. While "gallery" continues to be used in the name of institutions for the study, preservation, and restoration as well as the display of art, these additional functions identify the institution as an Art museum. The majority of art galleries open to the public are commercial enterprises for the sale of artwork, others may be part of art cooperatives or non-profit organizations. As part of the art world, art galleries play an important role in maintaining the network of connections that define fine art.

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