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Exhibitions in London open on Fri, 17th May 2019

Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

Brilliant Visions presents drawings and paintings by Surrealist artists who took part in the Guttman-Maclay mescaline experiments of the 1930s. (Ending Soon Fri, 30th Aug)

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See an epic 20 feet panorama depicting the lost Houses of Parliament on display. (Ending Soon Sun, 1st Sep)

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Panorama: London's lost view
This exhibition brings together the worlds of psychology and entertainment in search of the truth about deception. (Ends on Sun, 15th Sep)

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Smoke and Mirrors: The Psychology of Magic
Step inside the world of Stanley Kubrick, one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century. (Ends on Sun, 15th Sep)

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Breathing is so much more than simply biology. From babies’ first cries to our final dying gasps, breath is our constant companion on the journey through life. An exhibition mapping the unique role of respiration in human life and culture.  (Ends on Fri, 20th Sep)

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This exhibition looks at how modern board games, educational toys, gambling and role-playing games reflect, inform and shape our understanding of economics and money. (Ends on Sun, 29th Sep)

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Playing with Money: currency and games
See remarkable never-before-displayed original illustrations and photographs. (Ends on Tue, 1st Oct)

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Expeditions and Endeavours
This major exhibition explores the life and legacy of the iconic designer Abram Games, focusing on his time as 'Official War Poster Artist' during the Second World War. (Ends on Tue, 15th Oct)

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The art of persuasion: Wartime posters by Abram Games
The world's most celebrated contemporary glass artist is back, showcasing his work against the stunning backdrop of Kew Gardens.  (Ends on Tue, 22nd Oct)

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Chihuly at Kew: Reflections on nature
This exhibition presents a global picture of Dickens, exploring the impact of his travels on his life and his writing, and it examines how Dickens has gone on to shape the lives of people around the globe. (Ends on Sun, 3rd Nov)

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Global Dickens: For Every Nation Upon Earth
A huge floating "Moon" will fill a darkened room and it's oddly exciting to see. (Ends on Sun, 5th Jan)

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Museum of the Moon