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Exhibitions in London open on Sun, 20th Oct 2019

Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

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)

2019-10-20
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)

2019-10-20
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. (Ends on Sun, 27th Oct)

2019-10-20
Helene Schjerfbeck
Discover the secrets of London's historic waterways and the art they have inspired. (Ends on Sun, 27th Oct)

2019-10-20
Secret Rivers
This exhibition presents a global picture of Dickens, exploring the impact of his travels on his life and his writing, and it examines how Dickens has gone on to shape the lives of people around the globe. (Ends on Sun, 3rd Nov)

2019-10-20
Global Dickens: For Every Nation Upon Earth
This exhibition brings together works from the 17th century to the present day to illustrate how London’s ever-changing cityscape has inspired visiting and resident artists over four centuries. (Ends on Sun, 1st Dec)

2019-10-20
Architecture of London
This exhibition traces the history of the Thameslink route from 1866 through to the recent £7bn modernisation programme which has transformed the route and untangled the tracks. (Ends on Mon, 2nd Dec)

2019-10-20
Untangling the Tracks
Highlights include self-driving cars, autonomous flying drones and smart underwater vehicles like the Autosub Long Range Boaty McBoatface. (Ends on Sat, 21st Dec)

2019-10-20
Driverless: Who is in control?
The exhibition looks at Pope’s early life in Twickenham and the creation of his villa, garden and grotto. (Ends on Sun, 22nd Dec)

2019-10-20
A huge floating "Moon" will fill a darkened room and it's oddly exciting to see. (Ends on Sun, 5th Jan)

2019-10-20
Museum of the Moon
A series of striking photographs of science in action will soon go on display at the Science Museum as part of the Royal Photographic Society’s inaugural Science Photographer of the Year competition. (Ends on Sun, 5th Jan)

2019-10-20
Science Photographer of the Year
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To celebrate 50 years since NASA’s Apollo 11 mission landed the first humans on the Moon, the UK’s biggest exhibition dedicated to Earth’s nearest celestial neighbour. (Ends on Sun, 5th Jan)

2019-10-20
The Moon
Discover the remarkable world of codebreaking, ciphers and secret communications in use by British and foreign governments.  (Ends on Sat, 18th Jan)

2019-10-20
Top Secret: From ciphers to cyber security
A journey into the world’s most iconic cabarets, cafés and clubs in modern art through the lens of pioneering artists. (Ends on Sun, 19th Jan)

2019-10-20
Into the Night - Cabarets & Clubs in Modern Art
ON EDGE aims to open conversation around the causes of and responses to anxiety today through art, design, psychology and neuroscience. (Ends on Sun, 19th Jan)

2019-10-20
ON EDGE: Living in an Age of Anxiety
An exhibition that combines art, design, psychology and neuroscience to highlight positive and creative responses when dealing with anxiety.  (Ends on Sun, 19th Jan)

2019-10-20
ON EDGE: Living in an Age of Anxiety
The Art of Innovation explores the relationship between science and art over the past 250 years, and how it has helped to interpret, study and explore the world around us. (Ends on Fri, 24th Jan)

2019-10-20
The first-ever exhibition devoted to the portraits of Paul Gauguin. (Ends on Sun, 26th Jan)

2019-10-20
Gauguin Portraits
Artists Anna Alcock, Hannah Ford, Miyuki Kasahara, Alke Schmidt and Sandie Sutton respond to this crisis with new work that draws on research into the causes of the decline of pollinators. (Ends on Sun, 26th Jan)

2019-10-20
Swarm: artists respond to the pollinator crisis
A major exhibition exploring the artist’s mastery of light through 35 of his greatest paintings, etchings and drawings. (Ends on Sun, 2nd Feb)

2019-10-20
Rembrandt's Light