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Exhibitions in London open on Sun, 26th Jan 2020

Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

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)

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

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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Rembrandt's Light
Industrial design studio PriestmanGoode explores the issue of waste in travel. (Ends on Sun, 9th Feb)

2020-01-26
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)

2020-01-26
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)

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

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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)

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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)

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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)

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Buddhism
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)

2020-01-26
W.E.B. Du Bois: Charting Black Lives
From Botticelli to Michelangelo, the exhibition reveals how Bomberg’s rebellious, youthful works drew inspiration from the paintings he most admired in the Gallery. (Ends on Sun, 1st Mar)

2020-01-26
Young Bomberg and the Old Masters
From Helen of Troy’s abduction to the deception of the Trojan Horse and the fall of the city, tread the line between myth and reality in this exhibition. (Ends on Thu, 5th Mar)

2020-01-26
Troy myth and reality
This exhibition commemorates 100 years of nursing registration in the UK by delving into the heated arguments that characterised the registration debate. (Ends on Fri, 20th Mar)

2020-01-26
“Wake Up Slackers!” The Great Registration Controversy
Japan House presents two installations by WOW looking at both the urban future and timelessness of rural Japan. (Ends on Sun, 22nd Mar)

2020-01-26
WOW: City Lights and Woodland Shade Digital art encounters with Japan