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Exhibitions in London open on Thu, 11th Jul 2019

Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

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

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

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Writing: Making Your Mark
This display showcases examples of her childhood sketches and domestic projects alongside her famous illustrations that came later.  (Ending Soon Thu, 29th Aug)

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Beatrix Potter's Art: 'drawn with design'
An exhibition that examines how we navigate, document and shape the built environment today. (Ending Soon Fri, 30th Aug)

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 Contemporary Cartography
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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A heritage exhibition revealing the stories of the people that shaped London’s Chinatown into the iconic district it is today.  (Ending Soon Fri, 30th Aug)

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The Making of Chinatown
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 shines a spotlight on a brief but intense period of dynamic printmaking during the interwar period, with the first major show of work by artists from the Grosvenor School of Modern Art.  (Ending Soon Sun, 8th Sep)

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Cutting Edge: Modernist British Printmaking
A group exhibition celebrating more than 30 international artists whose work explores and engages with gender identity. (Ending Soon Sun, 8th Sep)

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Kiss My Genders
For the first time in the UK see selections from three of Leonardo da Vinci’s extraordinary notebooks to explore his fascination with motion. (Ending Soon Sun, 8th Sep)

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Leonardo da Vinci: A Mind in Motion
Bringing together drawings and objects in the spaces of Sir John Soane’s Museum, this exhibition examines Soane’s innovative use of light and optical devices in architectural design. (Ending Soon Sun, 8th Sep)

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Lumière Mystérieuse: Soane and the Architecture of Light
This exhibition explores the processes and practices of both historic and contemporary Peruvian costume via garments, textiles, photographs, tools, illustrations and paintings (Ending Soon Sun, 8th Sep)

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Weavers of the Clouds: Textile Arts of Peru
This exhibition will celebrate the quincentenary of his birth, and coincides with the release of a major new biography by Tudor historian Dr John Guy. (Ends on Fri, 13th Sep)

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A major new retrospective of works by leading contemporary artist Cindy Sherman. (Ends on Sun, 15th Sep)

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Cindy Sherman
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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An exhibition of the Lacquer Work of Koyanagi Tanekuni (Ends on Sat, 21st Sep)

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A Secret Beauty: The Spirit of Japanese Maki-e
This free exhibition explores the political and social background to the Peterloo massacre and Parliament’s reaction to it. (Ends on Thu, 26th Sep)

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Parliament & Peterloo