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Exhibitions in London open on Tue, 13th Aug 2019

Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

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. (Ending Soon Fri, 13th Sep)

2019-08-13
An immersive retrospective exhibition devoted to presenting a revolutionary survey of rave culture through the voices and lenses of those who experienced it. (Ending Soon Sat, 14th Sep)

2019-08-13
Sweet Harmony: Rave today
A major new retrospective of works by leading contemporary artist Cindy Sherman. (Ending Soon Sun, 15th Sep)

2019-08-13
Cindy Sherman
This exhibition brings together the worlds of psychology and entertainment in search of the truth about deception. (Ending Soon Sun, 15th Sep)

2019-08-13
Smoke and Mirrors: The Psychology of Magic
Step inside the world of Stanley Kubrick, one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century. (Ending Soon Sun, 15th Sep)

2019-08-13
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.  (Ending Soon Fri, 20th Sep)

2019-08-13
An exhibition of the Lacquer Work of Koyanagi Tanekuni (Ending Soon Sat, 21st Sep)

2019-08-13
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. (Ending Soon Thu, 26th Sep)

2019-08-13
Parliament & Peterloo
Through more than 80 paintings and prints, this exhibition reveals Vallotton’s body of work, including portraits, landscapes and satirical prints. (Ending Soon Sun, 29th Sep)

2019-08-13
Félix Vallotton - Painter of Disquiet
This exhibition looks at how modern board games, educational toys, gambling and role-playing games reflect, inform and shape our understanding of economics and money. (Ending Soon Sun, 29th Sep)

2019-08-13
Playing with Money: currency and games
Fantasy and folly take centre stage in a spellbinding exhibition of more than 80 fans, on display for the first time in the UK... (Ending Soon Sun, 29th Sep)

2019-08-13
The Man with the Carnation: Fans from the Gérard Lévy Collection
See remarkable never-before-displayed original illustrations and photographs. (Ending Soon Tue, 1st Oct)

2019-08-13
Expeditions and Endeavours
The design of the 2019 Serpentine Pavilion is made by arranging slates to create a single canopy roof that appears to emerge from the ground of the surrounding Park.  (Ending Soon Sun, 6th Oct)

2019-08-13
Serpentine Pavilion 2019 by Junya Ishigami
To mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace will display the largest exhibition of Leonardo's work in over 65 years.  (Ending Soon Sun, 13th Oct)

2019-08-13
Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing
This major exhibition explores the life and legacy of the iconic designer Abram Games, focusing on his time as 'Official War Poster Artist' during the Second World War. (Ending Soon Tue, 15th Oct)

2019-08-13
The art of persuasion: Wartime posters by Abram Games
This exhibition explores how innovative individuals, communities and organisations are radically re-inventing how we grow, distribute and experience food.  (Ending Soon Sun, 20th Oct)

2019-08-13
FOOD: Bigger than the Plate
This exhibition celebrates music hall and variety entertainment throughout a time when Islington was London’s undisputed ‘Parish of Pleasure’! (Ending Soon Tue, 22nd Oct)

2019-08-13
These are cartoons the Evening Standard felt were either too strong or in too bad taste to publish. (Ending Soon Fri, 25th Oct)

2019-08-13
David Low - Censored
Explore the ancient and modern contexts of one of the most important artefacts in the Petrie Museum: an ancient model of a ship-cart excavated from a tomb at the site of Gurob. (Ending Soon Sat, 26th Oct)

2019-08-13
From Gurob to the Getty: The Voyages of an Ancient Egyptian Ship-Cart Model