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Exhibitions in London open on Mon, 4th Nov 2019

Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

The display offers food for thought for art lovers, artists and art historians alike – and celebrates the joy of looking and the possibilities of the imagination. (Ends on Tue, 12th Nov)

2019-11-04
John Christian - Collecting the last Romantics
This exhibition highlights Sakubei’s importance in documenting the lives of miners, the folk traditions of northern Kyushu and Japan's industrial heritage. (Ends on Fri, 15th Nov)

2019-11-04
Yamamoto Sakubei & the Rich Seams of Japan’s Coal Mining History
An exhibition of new paintings by contemporary artist, Naomi Frears, that depicts a variety of enigmatic human forms. (Ends on Sat, 30th Nov)

2019-11-04
Naomi Frears
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)

2019-11-04
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)

2019-11-04
Untangling the Tracks
Antony Gormley takes over the Main Galleries with a series of works that test the scale and light of the RA’s architecture. (Ends on Tue, 3rd Dec)

2019-11-04
Antony Gormley
The LSE Library is marking the centenary of the appointment of William Beveridge as one of LSE’s most influential and widely known Directors.  (Ends on Fri, 20th Dec)

2019-11-04
The Power of Influence: William Beveridge as public intellectual and LSE Director
Highlights include self-driving cars, autonomous flying drones and smart underwater vehicles like the Autosub Long Range Boaty McBoatface. (Ends on Sat, 21st Dec)

2019-11-04
Driverless: Who is in control?
To celebrate the work of Freddy Warren, a selection of photographs are showcased in this exhibition that captures the atmosphere and movement of jazz. (Ends on Sat, 4th Jan)

2019-11-04
Ronnie Scott's 1959-69 - Photography by Freddy Warren
Created in close collaboration with the artist, Elizabeth Peyton: Aire and Angels, explores the development of Peyton’s unique art from the 1990s to the present day. (Ends on Sun, 5th Jan)

2019-11-04
Elizabeth Peyton: Aire and Angels
A huge floating "Moon" will fill a darkened room and it's oddly exciting to see. (Ends on Sun, 5th Jan)

2019-11-04
Museum of the Moon
Discover artists who have risked their lives in times of conflict for the music they love. (Ends on Sun, 5th Jan)

2019-11-04
Rebel Sounds
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)

2019-11-04
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)

2019-11-04
The Moon
Jide Odukoya’s photographic series shows Nigeria abuzz through the lens of traditional Nigerian weddings.  (Ends on Sun, 5th Jan)

2019-11-04
Turn It Up: On Paradoxes
The exhibition explores why cultural heritage is attacked during war and the ways we save, protect and restore what is targeted. (Ends on Sun, 5th Jan)

2019-11-04
What Remains
Currently enjoying a resurgence in practice and teaching, this display is a timely celebration of drawing. (Ends on Sun, 12th Jan)

2019-11-04
Pushing paper - contemporary drawing from 1970 to now
This exhibition presents the rich variety of objects from Java and Sumatra collected by Sir Stamford Raffles, the British colonial official who founded modern Singapore. (Ends on Sun, 12th Jan)

2019-11-04
Sir Stamford Raffles - Collecting in Southeast Asia 1811-1824
Discover the remarkable world of codebreaking, ciphers and secret communications in use by British and foreign governments.  (Ends on Sat, 18th Jan)

2019-11-04
Top Secret: From ciphers to cyber security
An exhibition of original Cuban propaganda posters and magazines. (Ends on Sun, 19th Jan)

2019-11-04
Designed in Cuba: Cold War Graphics