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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. (Ending Soon Thu, 18th Jul)

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

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. (Ending Soon Sun, 21st Jul)

Edvard Munch: love and angst
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. (Ending Soon Wed, 24th Jul)

Beyond the road
An exhibition showcasing the work of master calligrapher, Mouneer Al Shaarani. (Ending Soon Wed, 31st Jul)

'Calligraphic Rhythms' by Mouneer Al Shaarani
Ten years of awe-inspiring images shot by astrophotographers worldwide.  (Ending Soon Sun, 4th Aug)

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)

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)

The World Exists To Be Put On A Postcard
For this exhibition, Mourad explores the story of Babel, using visual imagery as a means to connect people across the language divide. (Ending Soon Thu, 15th Aug)

Seeing Through Babel
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. (Ending Soon Wed, 21st Aug)

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. (Ending Soon Sun, 25th Aug)

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)

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)

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. (Ending Soon Mon, 26th Aug)

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

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

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

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)

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)

 Contemporary Cartography
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)

The Making of Chinatown