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Exhibitions in London open on Tue, 16th Jul 2019

Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

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. (Ends on Thu, 18th Jul)

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Symbolist prints
Art exhibition on the theme of Saint Sebastian for Pride. (Ends on Sat, 20th Jul)

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Arrows of Desire
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. (Ends on Sun, 21st Jul)

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Edvard Munch: love and angst
£21.60  
BEYOND THE ROAD merges the worlds of visual arts, music and film and offers visitors a chance to leave behind their modern day lives and lose themselves in a multi-sensory world led by sound. (Ends on Wed, 24th Jul)

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Beyond the road
Ten years of awe-inspiring images shot by astrophotographers worldwide.  (Ends on Sun, 4th Aug)

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

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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. (Ends on Sun, 4th Aug)

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The World Exists To Be Put On A Postcard
An exhibition exploring 300 years of lunar and celestial cartography from early astronomers in the 17th century to the Apollo 11 mission in July 1969 and beyond. (Ends on Wed, 21st Aug)

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The Mapping of the Moon: 1669 – 1969
This display focuses on the rarely seen archives of queer venues and social networks collated by University College London’s Urban Laboratory. (Ends on Sun, 25th Aug)

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Queer Spaces: London, 1980s – Today
This exhibition explores the forgotten industrial history of plastic in east London around the River Lea.  (Ends on Sun, 25th Aug)

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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. (Ends on Mon, 26th Aug)

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AI: More than Human
One of the biggest mysteries in physics today is what exactly makes up our Universe, and why – 95 per cent of it cannot be observed. (Ends on Mon, 26th Aug)

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DARK MATTER: 95% of the Universe is Missing
£19.50  
Enter a graphic world where art and storytelling collide in the largest exhibition of manga ever to take place outside of Japan. (Ends on Mon, 26th Aug)

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

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Lego Brick Wonders
Discover the extraordinary history behind one of humankind’s greatest achievements: how we write (Ends on 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.  (Ends on 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. (Ends on Fri, 30th Aug)

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 Contemporary Cartography
See an epic 20 feet panorama depicting the lost Houses of Parliament on display. (Ends on 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.  (Ends on Sun, 8th Sep)

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Cutting Edge: Modernist British Printmaking
For the first time in the UK see selections from three of Leonardo da Vinci’s extraordinary notebooks to explore his fascination with motion. (Ends on Sun, 8th Sep)

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Leonardo da Vinci: A Mind in Motion