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Exhibitions in London open on Sun, 26th May 2019

Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

This display presents six innovative projects from the collections of the RIBA and the V&A, each demonstrating a unique experiment in social housing design. (Ending Soon Sun, 26th May)

2019-05-26
A Home for All: Six Experiments in Social Housing
This exhibition displays a selection of Cultural Revolution propaganda posters, revolutionary landscapes, images of the leader and intricate papercuts all of which were collected in China during the 1970s. (Ending Soon Sun, 26th May)

2019-05-26
Cultural Revolution - State graphics in China from the 1960s to the 1970s
A major exhibition exploring the role of drawing in contemporary architectural practice through the work of one of Britain’s leading architects and architectural draughtsmen​. (Ending Soon Sun, 26th May)

2019-05-26
Eric Parry: Drawing
Spanning thousands of years, this takes a closer look at five objects that explore the relationship between food, power and control. (Ending Soon Mon, 27th May)

2019-05-26
Feeding history: the politics of food
A major exhibition of works by Martin Parr, one of Britain’s best-known and most widely celebrated photographers. (Ending Soon Mon, 27th May)

2019-05-26
Only Human: Photographs by Martin Parr
Key pieces include rare and early examples of designs by Conran and Quant on display spaning the period from 1952 – 1977 (Ending Soon Sun, 2nd Jun)

2019-05-26
 Swinging London: A Lifestyle Revolution / Terence Conran – Mary Quant
The first ever exhibition outside of Norway of Harald Sohlberg, one of the greatest masters of landscape painting in the history of Norwegian art. (Ending Soon Sun, 2nd Jun)

2019-05-26
Harald Sohlberg: Painting Norway
From flamboyant uniforms to fast horses, this exhibition looks at the shared heritage between the Hungarian and British hussars. (Ending Soon Sun, 9th Jun)

2019-05-26
Call in the Cavalry
Women were inspired to serve their country by Florence Nightingale's work. But in 1918, as WW1 approached its end, nothing could have prepared them for what was to come - the deadly Spanish Flu. (Ending Soon Sun, 16th Jun)

2019-05-26
The first major exhibition to explore the great twentieth-century British sculptor’s fascination with armour. (Ending Soon Sun, 23rd Jun)

2019-05-26
Henry Moore: The Helmet Heads
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Drector and photographer James Morgan set out to capture the lives of the Bajau Laut, the world’s last true marine nomads. (Ending Soon Sun, 23rd Jun)

2019-05-26
Sea Nomads
Explore the world's best nature photography, exhibited on 100 exquisite light panels. (Ending Soon Sun, 30th Jun)

2019-05-26
 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)

2019-05-26
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)

2019-05-26
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)

2019-05-26
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)

2019-05-26
Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams
Explore how our increasingly digital world could change the future of collections. (Ending Soon Sun, 14th Jul)

2019-05-26
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)

2019-05-26
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)

2019-05-26
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)

2019-05-26
Edvard Munch: love and angst