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Exhibitions in London open on Mon, 22nd Jul 2019

Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

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 of kaleidoscopic sculptures, installations and video works informed by scientific processes and natural phenomena such as heat, cold, magnetism and light. (Ending Soon Sun, 18th Aug)

Hicham Berrada: Dreamscapes
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
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
The Illuminated River display includes architectural drawings and animations of the project, alongside historic Thames paintings. (Ending Soon Sun, 1st Sep)

Illuminated River
This exhibition celebrates the work and life of Lee Krasner (1908–1984), a pioneer of Abstract Expressionism. (Ending Soon Sun, 1st Sep)

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

Panorama: London's lost view
A group exhibition celebrating more than 30 international artists whose work explores and engages with gender identity. (Ending Soon Sun, 8th Sep)

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)

Leonardo da Vinci: A Mind in Motion