Wednesday 12 October 2011 5.38pm
Vernissage would I think be better known as varnishing day here.
You mean here (there) in your house? :)
It is the actual name internationally used for an artistic opening..
Used often as a second meaning for: free food and drinks.. who cares about the pictures.. :)))
The reason for including the alternative to vernissage was to allow those not fluent in French to understand the original purpose.
To illustrate the long standing use of "varnishing day", consider perhaps the Victorian work by George du Maurier....