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Exhibitions in London open on Fri, 17th May 2019

Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

Explore the world's best nature photography, exhibited on 100 exquisite light panels. (Ending Soon Sun, 30th Jun)

2019-05-17
 Exhibition: Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Journey from Hell, through Purgatory, to Paradise with artist Barrie Tullett in an exhibition of works responding to Dante’s Divine Comedy. (Ending Soon Sun, 30th Jun)

2019-05-17
The Typographic Dante
This exhibit takes you behind the scenes at Aardman revealing the creative process of making a special set of Christmas stamps for Royal Mail. (Ending Soon Sun, 30th Jun)

2019-05-17
Wallace & Gromit Christmas Stamps Exhibit
Jews, Money, Myth explores the role of money in Jewish life and its often vexed place in relations between Jews and non-Jews, from the time of Jesus to the 21st century. (Ending Soon Sun, 7th Jul)

2019-05-17
From 1947 to the present day, this exhibition traces the history and impact of one of the 20th century’s most influential couturiers, and the six directors who have succeeded him, to explore the enduring influence of the fashion house. (Ending Soon Sun, 14th Jul)

2019-05-17
Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams
Explore how our increasingly digital world could change the future of collections. (Ending Soon Sun, 14th Jul)

2019-05-17
Imaginary Cities
An exhibition featuring 100 illustrations and celebrates one of the world’s greatest cities – London – revealing some of the fascinating tales of London life past and present. (Ending Soon Sun, 14th Jul)

2019-05-17
The Poster Prize for Illustration 2019: London Stories
From the languid morphine addicts depicted by Albert Besnard to the disturbing smiling spider in the lithograph by Odilon Redon, all of the prints on display come from the British Museum’s rich collection of graphic work. (Ending Soon Thu, 18th Jul)

2019-05-17
Symbolist prints
Discover this pioneering, subversive artist as the British Museum lifts the veil on his life and works in the largest show of his prints in the UK for 45 years. (Ending Soon Sun, 21st Jul)

2019-05-17
Edvard Munch: love and angst
This exhibition tells the story of how Robert and Ellen Paul really created cinema here in Haringey. (Ending Soon Sun, 28th Jul)

2019-05-17
A selection of Turner’s illustrations for Sir Walter Scott’s poetry and prose, part of the house’s permanent collection. (Ending Soon Sun, 28th Jul)

2019-05-17
Ten years of awe-inspiring images shot by astrophotographers worldwide.  (Ending Soon Sun, 4th Aug)

2019-05-17
Astronomy Photographer of the Year Exhibition
Comprising 65 prints and drawings, this exhibition highlights Rembrandt’s technical and creative ingenuity on paper. (Ending Soon Sun, 4th Aug)

2019-05-17
Rembrandt: Thinking on paper
In this, the first major museum display of artists’ postcards, discover both the politics and playfulness of this unique collection of 300 postcards. (Ending Soon Sun, 4th Aug)

2019-05-17
The World Exists To Be Put On A Postcard
This display focuses on the rarely seen archives of queer venues and social networks collated by University College London’s Urban Laboratory. (Ending Soon Sun, 25th Aug)

2019-05-17
Queer Spaces: London, 1980s – Today
This exhibition explores the forgotten industrial history of plastic in east London around the River Lea.  (Ending Soon Sun, 25th Aug)

2019-05-17
Raw Materials: Plastics
Prepare for your preconceptions of AI to be challenged by this timely exhibition, that reflects on how this technology impacts our very existence. (Ending Soon Mon, 26th Aug)

2019-05-17
AI: More than Human
More than 50 Lego models will be on show, from individual pieces, to awe-inspiring dioramas and mosaics. (Ending Soon Tue, 27th Aug)

2019-05-17
Lego Brick Wonders
Discover the extraordinary history behind one of humankind’s greatest achievements: how we write (Ending Soon Tue, 27th Aug)

2019-05-17
Writing: Making Your Mark