Entry From Wikipedia- “Art exhibitions are traditionally the space in which art objects (in the most general sense) meet an audience….. In American English, they may be called “exhibit”, “exposition” (the French word) or ‘show’.”
Exposition— from the word expose ~verb~ to reveal the true nature of.
Reveal—the root of revelation.
Revelation~noun~Something disclosed, especially something not previously known or realized: Informal~ eye opener.
From verb to noun, what is the most valuable thing the activity of mounting an exhibition provide? Clue: It isn’t attention , or recogntion, or the food and drink, or replenishing the coffers .