135 Exhibition Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of exhibition quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about art exhibition.

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The Most Famous Exhibition Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Photographs open doors into the past, but they also alloq a look into the future — Sally Mann

I'm an artist who works with pictures and words. Sometimes that stuff ends up in different kinds of sites and contexts which determine what it means and looks like. — Barbara Kruger

Photography can only represent the present. Once photographed, the subject becomes part of the past. — Berenice Abbott

Photography speaks a universal language that does not need translation, and with an immediacy that the written word lacks. It freezes a moment in time, leaving an indelible image. — Bianca Jagger

Public art is ephemeral by nature. Google 's new project not only catalogs an artist's work but archives it and allows people to see the art long after it has disappeared. — Shepard Fairey

Museums should be places where you raise questions, not just show stuff. — William Thorsell

My sketchbook is a witness of what I am experiencing, scribbling things whenever they happen. — Vincent Van Gogh

Cultural confinement takes place when a curator imposes his own limits on an art exhibition, rather than asking an artist to set his limits. — Robert Smithson

Video artists being at the low end of the totem pole economically, one of the ways we survive is to go around showing work and giving these talks. — Bill Viola

The only way art lives is through the experience of the observer. The reality of art begins with the eyes of the beholder, through imagination, invention and confrontation. — Keith Haring

Short Exhibition Quotes

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  • A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave. — Mahatma Gandhi
  • Our problems started in Dallas, when the fire-breathing sheep destroyed the King Tut exhibit. — Rick Riordan
  • There are no perfect women in the world; only hypocrites exhibit no defects. — Ninon De L'Enclos
  • Right now I am preparing for another art exhibit in November in Palm Desert. — Dwayne Hickman
  • You don't make your character in a crisis, you exhibit it. — Oren Arnold
  • I thought it would be my one and only exhibition so I decided to call it My Major Retrospective. — Tracey Emin
  • When you're playing an exhibition, you're kind of letting everyone get an opportunity. — Wayne Gretzky
  • I hang my work upside down to emphasize surface. — Georg Baselitz
  • You get to be your own curator of your own exhibits inside. — Regina Spektor
  • I wonder why people use only walls for hanging pictures. — Frederick Salomon Perls

Top 10 Exhibition Quotes

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A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave. — Mahatma Gandhi

The Church is not a gallery for the exhibition of eminent Christians, but a school for the education of imperfect ones. — Henry Ward Beecher

I reduced painting to its logical conclusion and exhibited three canvases: red, blue, and yellow. I affirmed: this is the end of painting. — Alexander Rodchenko

Ideal conversation must be an exchange of thought, and not, as many of those who worry most about their shortcomings believe, an eloquent exhibition of wit or oratory. — Emily Post

Cultural confinement takes place when a curator imposes his own limits on an art exhibition, rather than asking an artist to set his limits. — Robert Smithson

This moment exhibits infinite space, but there is a space also wherein all moments are infinitely exhibited, and the everlasting duration of infinite space is another region and room of joys. — Thomas Traherne

The mathematical sciences particularly exhibit order symmetry and limitations; and these are the greatest forms of the beautiful. — Aristotle

Our problems started in Dallas, when the fire-breathing sheep destroyed the King Tut exhibit. — Rick Riordan

The moment we recognize our complete weakness and our dependence upon Him will be the very moment that the Spirit of God will exhibit His power. — Oswald Chambers

Some people`s photography is an art. Mine is not. If they happen to be exhibited in a gallery or a museum, that`s fine. But that`s not why I do them. I`m a gun for hire. — Helmut Newton

Exhibition Image Quotes

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Science Exhibition Quotes

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The entire annals of Observation probably do not elsewhere exhibit so extraordinary a verification of any theoretical conjecture adventured on by the human spirit! — John Pringle Nichol

The best museums and museum exhibits about science or technology give you the feeling that, hey, this is interesting, but maybe I could do something here, too. — Paul Allen

In both religion and science, some people are dishonest, exploitative, incompetent and exhibit other human failings. — Rupert Sheldrake

While about one-third of Americans believe in ghosts, you won't find many exhibits on these spooky beings down at the local science museum. Why? Well, one explanation that you might consider, ghosts are just figments of our highly fertile imaginations! — Seth Shostak

All geologic history is full of the beginning and the ends of species-of their first and last days; but it exhibits no genealogies of development. — Hugh Miller

George W. Bush has exhibited hostility to science that no other president has ever displayed. — Sidney Blumenthal

The social sciences, like much of biology but unlike most fields of the physical sciences, have to deal with structures of essential complexity, i.e. with structures whose characteristic properties can be exhibited only by models made up of relatively large numbers of variables. — Friedrich August von Hayek

My mother was a teacher, and when she wanted to show me art and literature and science, she'd take me to museums, parks and free exhibitions. — David Blaine

I heave the basketball; I know it sails in a parabola, exhibiting perfect symmetry, which is interrupted by the basket. It's funny, but it is always interrupted by the basket. — Michael Jordan

It often happens that the mind of a person who is learning a new science has to pass through all the phases which the science itself has exhibited in its historical evolution. — Stanislao Cannizzaro

Art Exhibition Quotes

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My philosophy is that I'm an artist. I perform an art not with a paint brush or a camera. I perform with bodily movement. Instead of exhibiting my art in a museum or a book or on canvas, I exhibit my art in front of the multitudes. — Steve Prefontaine

Sculpture is an art of the open air... I would rather have a piece of my sculpture put in a landscape, almost any landscape, than in, or on, the most beautiful building I know. — Henry Moore

An exhibition is in many ways a series of conversations. Between the artist and viewer, curator and viewer, and between the works of art themselves. It clicks when an exhibition feels like it has answered some questions, and raised even more. — Thelma Golden

I put forward as a general definition of civilization, that a civilized society is exhibiting the five qualities of Truth, Beauty, Adventure, Art, Peace. — Alfred North Whitehead

The Art we look at is made by only a select few. A small group create, promote, purchase, exhibit and decide the success of Art. Only a few hundred people in the world have any real say. When you go to an Art gallery you are simply a tourist looking at the trophy cabinet of a few millionaires — Banksy

I noticed that the large windows between the paintings [in the Musee d'Art Moderne] interested me more than the art exhibited. From then on, painting as I had known it was finished for me. — Ellsworth Kelly

I understand when there's no money for the arts in the government, but it should maybe pressure private companies to support more filmmakers. These exhibition and distribution companies are huge, and there might be incentives for them to invest more in Mexican cinema. — Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

To be specific, is to exhibit a knowledge of the principles and art of adjusting; a comprehension of facts so systematized that they are available for the relief of disease. — Daniel D. Palmer

I believe that an art exhibition can be engaging, fun and deeply intellectually satisfying and serious. These are not contradictory concepts in art. — Jeffrey Deitch

Everyone goes to the same exhibitions and the same parties, stays in the same handful of hotels, eats at the same no-star restaurants, and has almost the same opinions. I adore the art world, but this is copycat behavior in a sphere that prides itself on independent thinking. — Jerry Saltz

Book Exhibition Quotes

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Look at lots of exhibitions and books, and don't get hung up on cameras and technical things. Photography is about images. — Fay Godwin

Suppose a nation in some distant region should take the Bible for their only law book, and every member should regulate his conduct by the precepts there exhibited. What a Utopia! What a paradise this region would be. — John Adams

We are to have no pictures which the puritan and the narrow, animated by an obsolete dogma, cannot approve of. We are to have no theaters no motion pictures, no books, no public exhibitions of any kind, no speech even which will anyway contravene his limited view of life. — Theodore Dreiser

Music makes me alive in a way that nothing quite does. Good art, good film, good books, good dance. Exhibitions, history. Nature makes me feel alive. Georgia in the rain - that makes me feel alive. Compassion makes me feel alive. Hard fought victories for social rights. — Emily Saliers

Literary confessors are contemptible, like beggars who exhibit their sores for money, but not so contemptible as the public that buys their books. — W. H. Auden

Works of art often last forever, or nearly so. But exhibitions themselves, especially gallery exhibitions, are like flowers; they bloom and then they die, then exist only as memories, or pressed in magazines and books. — Jerry Saltz

I love books, letters and texts visually as objects, and textually, for their content. The same book I write serves a different purpose when included in an exhibition of mine than when read on its own, outside of it. — Jill Magid

An Italian piazza was my vision - a place where people would come and meet, see an exhibition, browse through books, have a drink, eat, rest, shop. Even today, the best compliment is when someone tells me that they were having a difficult day, and when they came here, they felt better. — Carla Sozzani

We used to say that inside Cecil Beaton there was another Cecil Beaton sending out lots of little Cecils into the world. One did the sets, another did the costumes. A third took the photographs. Another put the sketches in an exhibition, then into magazines, then in a book. — Alan Jay Lerner

The evening before my departure for Blithedale, I was returning to my bachelor-apartments, after attending the wonderful exhibition of the Veiled Lady, when an elderly-man of rather shabby appearance met me in an obscure part of the street. — Nathaniel Hawthorne

Museum Quotes

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You should definitely visit the Louvre, a world-famous art museum where you can view, at close range, the backs of thousands of other tourists trying to see the Mona Lisa. — Dave Barry

You have to love dancing to stick to it. It gives you nothing back, no manuscripts to store away, no paintings to show on walls and maybe hang in museums, no poems to be printed and sold, nothing but that fleeting moment when you feel alive. It is not for unsteady souls . — Merce Cunningham

Art must not be concentrated in dead shrines called museums. lt must be spread everywhere – on the streets, in the trams, factories, workshops, and in the workers' homes. — Vladimir Mayakovsky

A church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints. — Abigail Van Buren

A church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints. — L. L. Nash

I felt I had to share Idaho with my friend from New York because he'd shared New York with me, so I was going to share the beauty of nature with a man who went to museums and clubs late at night. But there was nothing to do where I lived at night. — Mariel Hemingway

The Church is not a museum to display perfect people, but a hospital for the hurting. — John Osteen

If an army of monkeys were strumming on typewriters, they might write all the books in the British Museum. — Arthur Eddington

Europe doesn’t matter anymore. You know, Europe is basically a giant museum. — John Mearsheimer

One day the painting will be a centerpiece of my museum in my hometown Chiba, but before then I wish to loan this piece – which has been unseen by the public for more than 30 years – to institutions and exhibitions around the world. — Yusaku Maezawa

Display Quotes

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God preordained, for his own glory and the display of His attributes of mercy and justice, a part of the human race, without any merit of their own, to eternal salvation, and another part, in just punishment of their sin, to eternal damnation. — John Calvin

True strength is not always shown through victory. Stand up, try again and display strength of heart. — Rickson Gracie

God is not seeking a display of my Christ-likeness , but a manifestation of His Christ. — Watchman Nee

Attacking People With Disabilities is the Lowest Display of Power I Can Think Of — Morgan Freeman

I wondered why people consider escapism so bad, even the escapism on display right then. At first it might appear unseemly, but in the end its lack of pretension gives it its own sort of beauty. — Saadat Hasan Manto

This is how God works. He puts people in positions where they are desperate for his power, and then he shows his provision in ways that display his greatness — David Platt

We wanted to create a show that put our friendship on display. — James Murray

There is no mat space for malcontents or dissenters. One must neither celebrate insanely when he wins, nor sulk when he loses. He accepts victory professionally, humbly; he hates defeat, but makes no poor display of it. — Dan Gable

European languages must not be considered diamonds displayed under a glass ball, dazzling us with their brilliance. — Cheikh Anta Diop

Some people say the network is the computer. We believe the display is the computer. — Jen-Hsun Jensen Huang

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There is no must in art because art is free. — Wassily Kandinsky

For a crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love. — Francis Bacon

Exhibition quote

I wanted to be a star, not a gallery mascot. — Jean-Michel Basquiat

Courtesy is a silver lining around the dark clouds of civilization; it is the best part of refinement and, in many ways, an art of heroic beauty in the vast gallery of man's cruelty and baseness. — Bryant H. McGill

I think the art world... is a very small pond, and it's a very inbred pond. They rely on information from an elect elite sect of galleries, primarily in New York. — Thomas Kinkade

Courtesy is a silver lining around the dark clouds of civilization; it is the best part of refinement and in many ways, an art of heroic beauty in the vast gallery of man's cruelty and baseness. — Bryant H. McGill

Appreciation of works of art requires organized effort and systematic study. Art appreciation can no more be absorbed by aimless wandering in galleries than can surgery be learned by casual visits to a hospital. — Albert C. Barnes

The sky is the ultimate art gallery just above us. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

The whole world is an art gallery when you're mindful. There are beautiful things everywhere and they're free. — Charles Tart

Milan, for me, is a city of discovery. You can find some amazing gardens behind some great houses; I also love finding beautiful galleries and incredible shops, but you have to explore. And the food is amazing. — Francisco Costa

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More Exhibition Quotes

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Anybody who wants religion is welcome to it, as far as I'm concerned--I support your right to enjoy it. However, I would appreciate it if you exhibited more respect for the rights of those people who do not wish to share your dogma, rapture, or necrodestination. — Frank Zappa

Perhaps the greatest barrier to revival on a large scale is the fact that we are to interested in a great display. We want an exhibition; God is looking for a man who will throw himself entirely on God. Whenever self-effort, self-glory, self-seeking or self-promotion enters into the work of revival, then God leaves us to ourselves. — Sadhu Sundar Singh

I do here in the most solemn and bitter manner curse the Prime Minister of England [sic] for having cumulated all his other betrayals of the national interest and honour, by his last terrible exhibition of dishonour, weakness and gullibility. The depths of infamy which our accurst "love of peace" can lower us are unfathomable. — Enoch Powell

The expression of Christian character is not good doing, but God-likeness. If the Spirit of God has transformed you within, you will exhibit Divine characteristics in your life, not good human characteristics . God's life in us expresses itself as God's life, not as human life trying to be godly. — Oswald Chambers

Palaeontological research exhibits, beyond question, the phenomenon of provinces in time, as well as provinces in space. Moreover, all our knowledge of organic remains teaches us, that species have a definite existence, and a centralization in geological time as well as in geographical space, and that no species is repeated in time. — Edward Forbes

There are justifiable case-by-case situations wherein an educator might exhibit targeted sensitivity to a student's unique circumstances. This is humane and laudable. In most instances though, trigger warnings are not a manifestation of justified empathy but are symptomatic of an ailing culture. — Gad Saad

Fine declamation does not consist in flowery periods, delicate allusions of musical cadences, but in a plain, open, loose style, where the periods are long and obvious, where the same thought is often exhibited in several points of view. — Oliver Goldsmith

There is nothing morally objectionable in stating that a country has the inalienable right to decide on the exact number of immigrants and the exact type of immigrants that it wishes to let into its borders. As part of that calculus, it is perfectly rational to exhibit preferential treatment to immigrants who share one's cultural values. — Gad Saad

It is time that Christians were judged more by their likeness to Christ than their notions of Christ. Were this sentiment generally admitted we should not see such tenacious adherence to what men deem the opinions and doctrines of Christ while at the same time in every day practise is exhibited anything but a likeness to Christ. — Lucretia Mott

The elective franchise is withheld from one half of its citizens...because the word 'people,' by an unparalleled exhibition of lexicon graphical acrobatics, has been turned and twisted to mean all who were shrewd and wise enough to have themselves born boys instead of girls, or who took the trouble to be born white instead of black. — Mary Church Terrell

Am I getting nobler, better, more helpful, more humble, as I get older? Am I exhibiting the life that men take knowledge of as having been with Jesus, or am I getting more self-assertive, more deliberately determined to have my own way? It is a great thing to tell yourself the truth. — Oswald Chambers

Literature as a whole is not an aggregate of exhibits with red and blue ribbons attached to them, like a cat-show, but the range of articulate human imagination as it extends from the height of imaginative heaven to the depth of imaginative hell. — Northrop Frye

Whether there are innately female leadership styles... is not really the right question. It is more important to ask why there has been so little attention paid to women leaders over the years as well as why the styles of leading more often exhibited by women are particularly useful at this critical moment in history. — Charlotte Bunch

Most of the dogmatic religions have exhibited a perverse talent for taking the wrong side on the most important concepts in the material universe, from the structure of the solar system to the origin of man. — George G. Simpson

Most of the dogmatic religions have exhibited a perverse talent for taking the wrong side on the most important concepts in the material universe, from the structure of the solar system to the origin of man. — George Gaylord Simpson

A naked woman is less dangerous than one who spreads her skirt skillfully to cover and exhibit everything at once. — Honore de Balzac

Good manners have much to do with the emotions. To make them ring true, one must feel them, not merely exhibit them. — Amy Vanderbilt

Mothers, whatever you wish your children to become, strive to exhibit in your own lives and conversation. — Lydia Sigourney

Tattoos are interesting, but at the same time they are also a mask - you are exhibiting your past life on your body. — Keanu Reeves

If your opponent is playing several shots in vain attempts to extricate himself from a bunker, do not stand near him and audibly count his strokes. It would be justifiable homicide if he wound up his pitiable exhibition by applying his niblick to your head. — Harry Vardon

The indifference, callousness and contempt that so many people exhibit toward animals is evil first because it results in great suffering in animals, and second because it results in an incalculably great impoverishment of the human spirit. — Albert Einstein

If you are well-mannered towards those whose views are similar to yours, you may be said to exhibit a fairly good character. But, if you behave properly wit those holding divergent views from you or who criticize you, then you deserve to be credited with having an excellent character. (p. 99) — Maulana Wahiduddin Khan

The spirit of self-help is the root of all genuine growth in the individual; and, exhibited in the lives of many, it constitutes the true source of national vigour and strength. Help from without is often enfeebling in its effects, but help from within invariably invigorates — Samuel Smiles

All systems of morality are fine. The gospel alone has exhibited a complete assemblage of the principles of morality, divested of all absurdity. It is not composed, like your creed, of a few common-place sentences put into bad verse. Do you wish to see that which is really sublime? Repeat the Lord's Prayer. — Napoleon Bonaparte

Obedience to God is the most infallible evidence that creatures can exhibit of their sincere and supreme love to him. — Nathanael Emmons

Since my induction into the Sports Hall of Fame, I have wanted to have my No. 3 Chevy on exhibit for sports fans to see. I hope others will enjoy the car as much as I have. — Junior Johnson

I love the Amazon. I just wanna to cry every time I go there both for the majestic beauty and for the fact that it's going to be a museum exhibit in a couple of decades if we don't stop the deforestation. — Chris Kilham

Catholic school graduates exhibit a wide variety of qualities that will not only help them in their careers but also in their family and community lives. — Joe Baca

You assume we are all sexually stable; while on the other hand, as I have become acquainted with people, I find that they are all perverted sinners, one way or another, that the whole society is corrupt and rotten and repressed and unconscious that it exhibits its repression in various forms of social sadism. — Sayings

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