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Exhibitions in London open on Mon, 2nd Dec 2019

Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

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)

2019-12-02
Into the Night - Cabarets & Clubs in Modern Art
This exhibition charts IPR’s development over the past 50 years, from its response to welfare reform to its continued endeavour to meet the changing needs of local residents. (Ends on Tue, 21st Jan)

2019-12-02
Fifty years of tackling poverty in Islington
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)

2019-12-02
Spanning 70 years of Riley’s work, this exhibition offers visitors an unparalleled opportunity to experience powerful and engaging works by one of the most important artists of our time. (Ends on Sun, 26th Jan)

2019-12-02
 Bridget Riley
The first-ever exhibition devoted to the portraits of Paul Gauguin. (Ends on Sun, 26th Jan)

2019-12-02
Gauguin Portraits
Charting the history of cultural and artistic interactions between East and West, this exhibition explores the impact the Islamic world has had on Western art for centuries. (Ends on Sun, 26th Jan)

2019-12-02
Inspired by the east how the Islamic world influenced western art
See more than 50 paintings, prints and drawings in which this modern master of British art turns his unflinching eye firmly on himself. (Ends on Sun, 26th Jan)

2019-12-02
Lucian Freud: The Self-portraits
This major exhibition is the first-ever to focus on the untold story of the women of Pre-Raphaelite art. (Ends on Sun, 26th Jan)

2019-12-02
Pre-Raphaelite Sisters
On the centenary of the Bauhaus school, one of the most famous and influential design schools in modern history, this exhibition looks afresh at the birth of Modernism in Britain.  (Ends on Sat, 1st Feb)

2019-12-02
Beyond Bauhaus - Modernism in Britain 1933 to 1966
Industrial design studio PriestmanGoode explores the issue of waste in travel. (Ends on Sun, 9th Feb)

2019-12-02
Get Onboard: Reduce. Reuse. Rethink
Explore the underbelly of our digital world in this exhibition revealing the powerful, and often hidden, forces at play in artificial intelligence. (Ends on Sat, 15th Feb)

2019-12-02
Trevor Paglen - From 'Apple' to 'Anomaly'
The little known story of one of the capital’s most intriguing cemeteries is revealed for the first time in this exhibition. (Ends on Sun, 16th Feb)

2019-12-02
House of Life Exhibition
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An exhibition exploring the non-stop nature of modern lives.  (Ends on Sun, 23rd Feb)

2019-12-02
24/7
Discover how architects, artists and designers are responding today to some of the most urgent ecological issues of our times. (Ends on Sun, 23rd Feb)

2019-12-02
Eco-Visionaries - Confronting a planet in a state of emergency
The exhibition features immersive environments, about 200 objects about a future live on Mars. (Ends on Sun, 23rd Feb)

2019-12-02
Moving to Mars
This exhibition showcases often unseen and recently acquired items to tell the history of the Child family of bankers and their rise to fame and fortune. (Ends on Sun, 23rd Feb)

2019-12-02
Treasures of Osterley: Rise of Banking Family
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Explore the origins, philosophy and contemporary relevance of Buddhism, from its beginnings in India in the 6th century BC to having 1 billion followers worldwide today (Ends on Tue, 25th Feb)

2019-12-02
Buddhism
This exhibition of theatre costumes visits each stage of the production process; from design to construction, sourcing and alterations, to dressing, repairs and laundering.  (Ends on Fri, 28th Feb)

2019-12-02
The infographics created by sociologist and activist W.E.B. Du Bois in 1900 were a remarkable development in data visualisation and a direct challenge to institutional racism. (Ends on Sun, 1st Mar)

2019-12-02
W.E.B. Du Bois: Charting Black Lives