One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A group of people appointed to make decisions regarding the hanging of pictures in an exhibition.‘he served on the hanging committee’
- ‘The hanging committee have selected from the 12,000 entries received.’
- ‘He said the painting, "would have been rejected by any hanging committee of the Royal Academy up to 1940".’
- ‘He is taking a role on this year's hanging committee.’
- ‘He was appointed to the hanging committee for the annual exhibition at the National Academy—an honor that clearly reflected the esteem of his peers.’
- ‘He is co-chair of the Hanging Committee of this year's Summer Exhibition, and guest edits our features section this issue’
- ‘Her painting Ophelia was purchased by the Liverpool corporation in 1890 and she was the first woman to serve on the hanging committee of that city's important autumn exhibition.’
- ‘He was a member of the hanging committee and one of the adjudicators in the art section at the Guild's exhibitions for many years.’
- ‘She served on the selection and hanging committee, and was later involved in a row over a portrait of T. S. Eliot by P. Wyndham Lewis, which the academy had rejected.’
- ‘In 1783, he argued with the exhibition Hanging Committee over the display of his extraordinary composite portrait of fifteen oval heads of George, his queen, and their offspring.’
- ‘Two of his paintings were rejected by the hanging committee of the summer exhibition.’
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