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Exhibitions in London open on Fri, 20th Sep 2019

Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

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)

2019-09-20
An exhibition of the Lacquer Work of Koyanagi Tanekuni (Ending Soon Sat, 21st Sep)

2019-09-20
A Secret Beauty: The Spirit of Japanese Maki-e
Come and see up close the Susan Hilferty’s Tony Award-winning costumes alongside props from the magical world of Oz. (Ending Soon Sat, 21st Sep)

2019-09-20
The Spellbinding Costumes of Wicked, The Musical
An exhibition of Paddington Printshop Posters 1974-1990 (Ending Soon Sun, 22nd Sep)

2019-09-20
Stir It Up - Paddington Printshop Posters 1974 -1990
An immersive experience, travelling through a series of large scale projections that showcase the expanded space inside gemstones and map the blurring boundaries between nature and design.  (Ending Soon Sun, 22nd Sep)

2019-09-20
VOID Dan Tobin Smith + The Experience Machine
This free exhibition explores the political and social background to the Peterloo massacre and Parliament’s reaction to it. (Ending Soon Thu, 26th Sep)

2019-09-20
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)

2019-09-20
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)

2019-09-20
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)

2019-09-20
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)

2019-09-20
Robert Capa: D-Day in 35mm
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)

2019-09-20
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)

2019-09-20
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)

2019-09-20
Serpentine Pavilion 2019 by Junya Ishigami
The Ship of Tolerance is dedicated to connecting children from different cultures and identities and giving them voice through the universal language of art. (Ends on Sun, 6th Oct)

2019-09-20
The Ship of Tolerance
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)

2019-09-20
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)

2019-09-20
Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing
This exhibition includes never-before-seen materials from the BFI National Archive and the Monty Python Archive. (Ends on Sun, 13th Oct)

2019-09-20
Monty Python Explodes!
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)

2019-09-20
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)

2019-09-20
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)

2019-09-20
 Rise of the Lionesses: 70 years of the Women's Royal Army Corps