from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An association or society the object of which is to cultivate art, to aid in extending the knowledge of and love for the arts of design, or to give encouragement and aid to artists.


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  • Out of that store, too, comes a deal of the vivid drapery displayed upon the _Fête Dieu_, and much of the art-union resource combined in the attractive cheap lithograph element so edifying to the connoisseur.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 07, No. 41, March, 1861


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