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Exhibitions in London open on Sun, 1st Sep 2019

Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

The Illuminated River display includes architectural drawings and animations of the project, alongside historic Thames paintings. (Ends on Sun, 1st Sep)

2019-09-01
Illuminated River
See an epic 20 feet panorama depicting the lost Houses of Parliament on display. (Ends on Sun, 1st Sep)

2019-09-01
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)

2019-09-01
Cutting Edge: Modernist British Printmaking
A group exhibition celebrating more than 30 international artists whose work explores and engages with gender identity. (Ends on Sun, 8th Sep)

2019-09-01
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. (Ends on Sun, 8th Sep)

2019-09-01
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. (Ends on Sun, 8th Sep)

2019-09-01
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 (Ends on Sun, 8th Sep)

2019-09-01
Weavers of the Clouds: Textile Arts of Peru
An immersive retrospective exhibition devoted to presenting a revolutionary survey of rave culture through the voices and lenses of those who experienced it. (Ends on Sat, 14th Sep)

2019-09-01
Sweet Harmony: Rave today
A major new retrospective of works by leading contemporary artist Cindy Sherman. (Ends on Sun, 15th Sep)

2019-09-01
Cindy Sherman
This exhibition brings together the worlds of psychology and entertainment in search of the truth about deception. (Ends on Sun, 15th Sep)

2019-09-01
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)

2019-09-01
Through more than 80 paintings and prints, this exhibition reveals Vallotton’s body of work, including portraits, landscapes and satirical prints. (Ends on Sun, 29th Sep)

2019-09-01
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. (Ends on Sun, 29th Sep)

2019-09-01
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... (Ends on Sun, 29th Sep)

2019-09-01
The Man with the Carnation: Fans from the Gérard Lévy Collection
See remarkable never-before-displayed original illustrations and photographs. (Ends on Tue, 1st Oct)

2019-09-01
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.  (Ends on Sun, 6th Oct)

2019-09-01
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.  (Ends on Sun, 13th Oct)

2019-09-01
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. (Ends on Tue, 15th Oct)

2019-09-01
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.  (Ends on Sun, 20th Oct)

2019-09-01
FOOD: Bigger than the Plate
The world's most celebrated contemporary glass artist is back, showcasing his work against the stunning backdrop of Kew Gardens.  (Ends on Tue, 22nd Oct)

2019-09-01
Chihuly at Kew: Reflections on nature