Pronunciation: (ver"nu-säzh'; Fr. ver-nē-sazh'),[key] —n., —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.