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Exhibitions in London open on Fri, 10th Jan 2020

Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

An 18-metre-wide sculpture fills the entire gallery space, with mirrored planes multiplying its dimensions to enable a reimagining of time and space. (Ends on Sun, 12th Jan)

2020-01-10
Es Devlin Memory Palace
Uncover the secrets of Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece 'The Virgin of the Rocks' in this new immersive exhibition. (Ends on Sun, 12th Jan)

2020-01-10
Leonardo - Experience a Masterpiece
Currently enjoying a resurgence in practice and teaching, this display is a timely celebration of drawing. (Ends on Sun, 12th Jan)

2020-01-10
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)

2020-01-10
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)

2020-01-10
Top Secret: From ciphers to cyber security
An exhibition of original Cuban propaganda posters and magazines. (Ends on Sun, 19th Jan)

2020-01-10
Designed in Cuba: Cold War Graphics
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)

2020-01-10
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)

2020-01-10
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)

2020-01-10
ON EDGE: Living in an Age of Anxiety
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)

2020-01-10
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)

2020-01-10
This display of selected clothes, accessories and memorabilia demonstrates Hartnell’s innovation and lasting effect on British design and craftsmanship. (Ends on Sat, 25th Jan)

2020-01-10
Norman Hartnell – A Tribute
This comprehensive exhibition will explore five decades of the distinguished career of a British design legend. (Ends on Sat, 25th Jan)

2020-01-10
Zandra Rhodes: 50 Years of Fabulous
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)

2020-01-10
 Bridget Riley
The first-ever exhibition devoted to the portraits of Paul Gauguin. (Ends on Sun, 26th Jan)

2020-01-10
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)

2020-01-10
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)

2020-01-10
Lucian Freud: The Self-portraits
The first exhibition in the UK to fully explore the relationship between the English Arts and Crafts movement and the Bauhaus, the ground-breaking German art school. (Ends on Sun, 26th Jan)

2020-01-10
Pioneers - William Morris and the Bauhaus
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)

2020-01-10
Pre-Raphaelite Sisters
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)

2020-01-10
Swarm: artists respond to the pollinator crisis