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Exhibitions in London open on Tue, 14th 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.  (Ending Soon Sat, 18th Jan)

2020-01-14
Top Secret: From ciphers to cyber security
An exhibition of original Cuban propaganda posters and magazines. (Ending Soon Sun, 19th Jan)

2020-01-14
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. (Ending Soon Sun, 19th Jan)

2020-01-14
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. (Ending Soon Sun, 19th Jan)

2020-01-14
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.  (Ending Soon Sun, 19th Jan)

2020-01-14
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. (Ending Soon Tue, 21st Jan)

2020-01-14
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. (Ending Soon Fri, 24th Jan)

2020-01-14
This display of selected clothes, accessories and memorabilia demonstrates Hartnell’s innovation and lasting effect on British design and craftsmanship. (Ending Soon Sat, 25th Jan)

2020-01-14
Norman Hartnell – A Tribute
This comprehensive exhibition will explore five decades of the distinguished career of a British design legend. (Ending Soon Sat, 25th Jan)

2020-01-14
Zandra Rhodes: 50 Years of Fabulous
This exhibition features a large-scale installation and paintings that draw on the scientific concept known as string theory. (Ending Soon Sun, 26th Jan)

2020-01-14
Anselm Kiefer Superstrings, Runes, The Norns, Gordian Knot
The first-ever exhibition devoted to the portraits of Paul Gauguin. (Ending Soon Sun, 26th Jan)

2020-01-14
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. (Ending Soon Sun, 26th Jan)

2020-01-14
Inspired by the east how the Islamic world influenced western art
The Gallery becomes a painting studio, an imagined chapel and a room-sized experiment in this immersive exhibition that leads you through the mind of Leonardo da Vinci to explore his masterpiece, ‘The Virgin of the Rocks’. (Ending Soon Sun, 26th Jan)

2020-01-14
Leonardo - Experience a Masterpiece
See more than 50 paintings, prints and drawings in which this modern master of British art turns his unflinching eye firmly on himself. (Ending Soon Sun, 26th Jan)

2020-01-14
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. (Ending Soon Sun, 26th Jan)

2020-01-14
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. (Ending Soon Sun, 26th Jan)

2020-01-14
Pre-Raphaelite Sisters
An exhibition of paintings by Alison Chaplin of the ever-changing landscape of Epping Forest. (Ending Soon Wed, 29th Jan)

2020-01-14
‘I loved the song which Nature sung’ - London’s Epping Forest
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.  (Ending Soon Sat, 1st Feb)

2020-01-14
Beyond Bauhaus - Modernism in Britain 1933 to 1966
This exhibition tells the hidden story of fire hazards, how they have changed, and the efforts that have been invested in preventing and treating injuries. (Ending Soon Sat, 1st Feb)

2020-01-14
A major exhibition exploring the artist’s mastery of light through 35 of his greatest paintings, etchings and drawings. (Ending Soon Sun, 2nd Feb)

2020-01-14
Rembrandt's Light