- a lottery, originally a nongovernment lottery with works of art as prizes.
Origin of art union
First recorded in 1830–40
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Examples from the Web for art union
Mr. Leutze was received with great applause at the late meeting of the Art-Union.
The Art-Union Gallery is by no means full, but certainly does not merit the harsh criticism of the daily press.
Beside, the Art-Union does not profess to open its gallery with a complete collection.
The Managers of the Art-Union promise rich returns to the subscribers for the present year.
It is now about ten years since the first Art-Union was established in this city.
- Australian and NZ a lottery, often with prizes other than cash
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