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Exhibitions in London open on Sun, 29th Sep 2019

Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

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)

2019-09-29
Bartolomé Bermejo: Master of the Spanish Renaissance
Curated by Florence Evans, Foragers of the Foreshore is the most expansive exhibition on Mudlarking that has ever taken place (Ending Soon Sun, 29th Sep)

2019-09-29
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)

2019-09-29
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)

2019-09-29
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)

2019-09-29
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)

2019-09-29
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)

2019-09-29
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)

2019-09-29
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. (Ending Soon Sun, 6th Oct)

2019-09-29
The Ship of Tolerance
This exhibition explores Freud’s enduring fascination with Egypt evident both in his writings and in his collection of antiquities. (Ending Soon Sun, 13th Oct)

2019-09-29
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.  (Ending Soon Sun, 13th Oct)

2019-09-29
Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing
This exhibition includes never-before-seen materials from the BFI National Archive and the Monty Python Archive. (Ending Soon Sun, 13th Oct)

2019-09-29
Monty Python Explodes!
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)

2019-09-29
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). (Ending Soon Sun, 20th Oct)

2019-09-29
 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.  (Ending Soon Sun, 20th Oct)

2019-09-29
FOOD: Bigger than the Plate
With all to play for, the big guns of the toy world competed to win. Children’s choices ultimately decided the winners and losers. (Ending Soon Sun, 27th Oct)

2019-09-29
 1950s: Battle of the Toy Brands
An opportunity to see excellence in contemporary design alongside the Wallace Collection’s own art works.  (Ending Soon Sun, 27th Oct)

2019-09-29
An Enquiring Mind: Manolo Blahník at the Wallace Collection
The world's most celebrated contemporary glass artist is back, showcasing his work against the stunning backdrop of Kew Gardens.  (Ending Soon Sun, 27th Oct)

2019-09-29
Chihuly at Kew: Reflections on nature
Discover the mesmerising paintings of Helene Schjerfbeck, one of Finland’s best kept secrets, in the UK’s first major exhibition of her work. (Ending Soon Sun, 27th Oct)

2019-09-29
Helene Schjerfbeck
Discover the secrets of London's historic waterways and the art they have inspired. (Ending Soon Sun, 27th Oct)

2019-09-29
Secret Rivers