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Exhibitions in London open on Mon, 23rd Sep 2019

Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

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

2019-09-23
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)

2019-09-23
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)

2019-09-23
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)

2019-09-23
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)

2019-09-23
Robert Capa: D-Day in 35mm
See remarkable never-before-displayed original illustrations and photographs. (Ending Soon Tue, 1st Oct)

2019-09-23
Expeditions and Endeavours
The Ship of Tolerance is dedicated to connecting children from different cultures and identities and giving them voice through the universal language of art. (Ending Soon Sun, 6th Oct)

2019-09-23
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)

2019-09-23
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)

2019-09-23
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)

2019-09-23
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)

2019-09-23
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)

2019-09-23
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)

2019-09-23
 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)

2019-09-23
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)

2019-09-23
Chihuly at Kew: Reflections on nature
This exhibition celebrates music hall and variety entertainment throughout a time when Islington was London’s undisputed ‘Parish of Pleasure’! (Ends on Tue, 22nd Oct)

2019-09-23
With all to play for, the big guns of the toy world competed to win. Children’s choices ultimately decided the winners and losers. (Ends on Sun, 27th Oct)

2019-09-23
 1950s: Battle of the Toy Brands
An opportunity to see excellence in contemporary design alongside the Wallace Collection’s own art works.  (Ends on Sun, 27th Oct)

2019-09-23
An Enquiring Mind: Manolo Blahník at the Wallace Collection
Discover the mesmerising paintings of Helene Schjerfbeck, one of Finland’s best kept secrets, in the UK’s first major exhibition of her work. (Ends on Sun, 27th Oct)

2019-09-23
Helene Schjerfbeck
Discover the secrets of London's historic waterways and the art they have inspired. (Ends on Sun, 27th Oct)

2019-09-23
Secret Rivers