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Exhibitions in London open on Sun, 3rd Feb 2019

Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

Prepare for the unknown – on the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of ‘Spanish Flu’, this display explores how a future epidemic might hit London. (Ending Soon Sun, 3rd Feb)

2019-02-03
Featuring over fifty works from across the world, some of which have never been on display before, Gainsborough’s Family Album charts his career from youth to maturity. (Ending Soon Sun, 3rd Feb)

2019-02-03
Gainsboroughs Family Album
See how Repton’s career unfolded in this special exhibition which brings together Red Books and watercolour paintings, many never publicly displayed before, to celebrate the bicentenary of his death. (Ending Soon Sun, 3rd Feb)

2019-02-03
Repton Revealed
The uncompromising sculpture that emerged in Britain after the Second World War (Ending Soon Mon, 4th Feb)

2019-02-03
Figure Totem Beast: Sculpture in Britain in the 1950s
A collection of US tabloid front covers, enlarged to two metres high, featuring a headline that relates to Donald Trump’s business dealings, political aspirations or personal life. (Ending Soon Thu, 7th Feb)

2019-02-03
Disrupting the Futurecity explores the way in which international artists are positively disrupting our cities, shaping the way we inhabit and engage with public space. (Ending Soon Sun, 10th Feb)

2019-02-03
Disrupting the Futurecity
Discover the expressive sensitivity and immediacy of Lorenzo Lotto’s portraits in the first UK exhibition of its kind (Ending Soon Sun, 10th Feb)

2019-02-03
Come face-to-face with the illusion of a living Jeremy Bentham: philosopher, social reformer and inventor of the Panopticon. (Ending Soon Mon, 11th Feb)

2019-02-03
Marcus Lyall: Portrait of Jeremy Bentham
A landmark exhibition on the history, art, literature and culture of Anglo-Saxon England. (Ending Soon Tue, 19th Feb)

2019-02-03
One of the last Pre-Raphaelites, Edward Burne-Jones brought imaginary worlds to life in awe-inspiring paintings, stained glass windows and tapestries (Ending Soon Sun, 24th Feb)

2019-02-03
Edward Burne-Jones
An exhibition exploring the connection between Sigmund Freud and Salvador Dalí, starting from their one meeting, to which Dalí brought his recently completed painting The Metamorphosis of Narcissus. (Ending Soon Sun, 24th Feb)

2019-02-03
Freud, Dalí and the Metamorphosis of Narcissus
This major exhibition tells the story of Ashurbanipal through the British Museum’s unparalleled collection of Assyrian treasures and rare loans. (Ending Soon Sun, 24th Feb)

2019-02-03
This exhibition brings back to Strawberry Hill some of the most important masterpieces in Horace Walpole’s famous and unique collection for a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition. (Ending Soon Sun, 24th Feb)

2019-02-03
Lost Treasures of Strawberry Hill: Masterpieces from Horace Walpole's Collection
Explore the design and culture of contemporary videogames  (Ending Soon Sun, 24th Feb)

2019-02-03
Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt
This exhibition features over 40 original paintings from his time with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. (Ending Soon Sun, 3rd Mar)

2019-02-03
Alfred Munnings: War Artist, 1918
From flamboyant uniforms to fast horses, this exhibition looks at the shared heritage between the Hungarian and British hussars. (Ending Soon Sun, 3rd Mar)

2019-02-03
Call in the Cavalry
Snoopy comes to London in this exhibition of Charles M. Schulz original Peanuts cartoons. (Ending Soon Sun, 3rd Mar)

2019-02-03
Good Grief, Charlie Brown!
This exhibition explores how our built environment contributes to our physical and mental health in both positive and negative ways.  (Ending Soon Sun, 3rd Mar)

2019-02-03
This exhibition presents fifty original magazine covers from Time Out’s archive and explores the stories behind them. (Ending Soon Sun, 3rd Mar)

2019-02-03
Whether raising a smile, solving a crime, wreaking magical havoc or even performing in theatre, cats take centre stage in this free exhibition. (Ending Soon Sun, 17th Mar)

2019-02-03
Cats on the Page