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Exhibitions in London open on Fri, 10th Jan 2020

Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

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

2020-01-10
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)

2020-01-10
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)

2020-01-10
Rembrandt's Light
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)

2020-01-10
Trevor Paglen - From 'Apple' to 'Anomaly'
The exhibition features immersive environments, about 200 objects about a future live on Mars. (Ends on Sun, 23rd Feb)

2020-01-10
Moving to Mars
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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)

2020-01-10
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)

2020-01-10
Peeling back the surface of existence to reveal what lies under the skin. An exhibition exploring the unsettling beauty of the human body from the medieval age to the contemporary world. (Ends on Fri, 3rd Apr)

2020-01-10
Under the skin: anatomy, art and identity
An exhibition telling the story of the Old Lady through items selected from the vast collections amassed since the Bank was founded in 1694. (Ends on Tue, 14th Apr)

2020-01-10
As we approach another major turning point in automotive design, this exhibition looks at the role of the car in shaping the world we live in today.  (Ends on Sun, 19th Apr)

2020-01-10
Cars: Accelerating The Modern World
Hidden London - The Exhibition takes people on an immersive journey of some of London’s most secret spaces belonging to the oldest subterranean railway in the world (Ends on Mon, 20th Apr)

2020-01-10
Hidden London - The Exhibition
This exhibition presents George IV's life through the art that enriched his world. (Ends on Mon, 4th May)

2020-01-10
George IV: Art & Spectacle