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Exhibitions in London open on Thu, 30th Jan 2020

Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

A major exhibition exploring the artist’s mastery of light through 35 of his greatest paintings, etchings and drawings. (Ends on Sun, 2nd Feb)

2020-01-30
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)

2020-01-30
Trevor Paglen - From 'Apple' to 'Anomaly'
£14  
An exhibition exploring the non-stop nature of modern lives.  (Ends on Sun, 23rd Feb)

2020-01-30
24/7
The exhibition features immersive environments, about 200 objects about a future live on Mars. (Ends on Sun, 23rd Feb)

2020-01-30
Moving to Mars
£14  
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)

2020-01-30
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)

2020-01-30
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)

2020-01-30
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)

2020-01-30
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)

2020-01-30
Troy myth and reality
This free exhibition connects the specimens in the Grant Museum to a wider history of science and Empire, by asking one simple question: “How did all these things come to be here in the first place?”  (Ends on Sat, 7th Mar)

2020-01-30
Displays of Power: A Natural History of Empire
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)

2020-01-30
Under the skin: anatomy, art and identity
This exhibition shines a spotlight on the subject we’d all rather avoid, from ancient societies to modern day medicine. (Ends on Fri, 10th Apr)

2020-01-30
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)

2020-01-30
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)

2020-01-30
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)

2020-01-30
Hidden London - The Exhibition
This exhibition presents George IV's life through the art that enriched his world. (Ends on Mon, 4th May)

2020-01-30
George IV: Art & Spectacle
This immersive experience charts their music, lyrics, creative process and influence as one of the most iconic pop bands of the modern age. (Ends on Mon, 31st Aug)

2020-01-30
ABBA: Super Troupers The Exhibition