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Exhibitions in London open on Mon, 2nd Sep 2019

Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

There’s a rare chance to see a whimsical train built by Rowland Emett before it is sold at an auction. (Ending Soon Tue, 3rd Sep)

2019-09-02
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A group exhibition celebrating more than 30 international artists whose work explores and engages with gender identity. (Ending Soon Sun, 8th Sep)

2019-09-02
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)

2019-09-02
Leonardo da Vinci: A Mind in Motion
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)

2019-09-02
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)

2019-09-02
Sweet Harmony: Rave today
A major new retrospective of works by leading contemporary artist Cindy Sherman. (Ending Soon Sun, 15th Sep)

2019-09-02
Cindy Sherman
Step inside the world of Stanley Kubrick, one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century. (Ending Soon Sun, 15th Sep)

2019-09-02
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)

2019-09-02
This free exhibition explores the political and social background to the Peterloo massacre and Parliament’s reaction to it. (Ending Soon Thu, 26th Sep)

2019-09-02
Parliament & Peterloo
Bringing together seven of his rare works, six of which have never been seen in the UK, this exhibition explores how Bermejo drew inspiration from Netherlandish painting. (Ending Soon Sun, 29th Sep)

2019-09-02
Bartolomé Bermejo: Master of the Spanish Renaissance
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)

2019-09-02
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)

2019-09-02
Playing with Money: currency and games
On display are 10 of the photographs taken by Capa during the assault on Omaha Beach, alongside personal accounts and objects related to Allied soldiers who landed that fateful day. (Ending Soon Sun, 29th Sep)

2019-09-02
Robert Capa: D-Day in 35mm
See remarkable never-before-displayed original illustrations and photographs. (Ending Soon Tue, 1st Oct)

2019-09-02
Expeditions and Endeavours
This exhibition explores Freud’s enduring fascination with Egypt evident both in his writings and in his collection of antiquities. (Ends on Sun, 13th Oct)

2019-09-02
Between Oedipus and the Sphinx: Freud and Egypt
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)

2019-09-02
Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing
This exhibition showcases the remarkable work of German Jewish photographer Gerty (Gertrud) Simon, and features many of her original prints from the 1920s and 1930s. (Ends on Tue, 15th Oct)

2019-09-02
Berlin/London: The Lost Photographs of Gerty Simon
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)

2019-09-02
The art of persuasion: Wartime posters by Abram Games
Explore the changing role of women in the British Army through the lens of the Women's Royal Army Corps (WRAC). (Ends on Sun, 20th Oct)

2019-09-02
 Rise of the Lionesses: 70 years of the Women's Royal Army Corps
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)

2019-09-02
FOOD: Bigger than the Plate