Sa`lon"(?), n. [F. See Saloon.] 1. An apartment for the reception of company; hence, in the plural, fashionable parties; circles of fashionable society.
2. An apartment for the reception and exhibition of works of art; hence, an annual exhibition of paintings, sculptures, etc., held in Paris by the Society of French Artists; -- sometimes called the
New Salon is a popular name for an annual exhibition of paintings, sculptures, etc., held in Paris at the Champs de Mars, by the Socit Nationale des Beaux-Arts (National Society of Fine Arts), a body of artists who, in 1890, seceded from the Socit des Artistes Franais (Society of French Artists).
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
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