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Exhibitions in London open on Tue, 10th Mar 2020

Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

Presenting 8 new works, the artist continues his exploration of the sphere as a formal device for reframing everyday objects (Ending Soon Sat, 14th Mar)

2020-03-10
Lars Fisk - Wattle & Daub
Robin’s works are views on life, in which toys and object we take for granted appear as characters and props in scenes that are simultaneously natural and ludicrous – like life itself perhaps. (Ending Soon Sun, 15th Mar)

2020-03-10
Views from a Playroom by Robin MacFarlan
Drawing inspiration from photographs, artist Niki Gibbs worked with Holloway Fire Station on Hornsey Road, Islington, to capture its four crews going about their routine daily work. (Ending Soon Tue, 17th Mar)

2020-03-10
‘Mobilise! Mobilise!
Exploring the fascinating world of mushrooms, in an exhibition from curator and writer, Francesca Gavin. (Ending Soon Wed, 18th Mar)

2020-03-10
 Mushrooms: The art, design and future of fungi
Tate Modern presents the first major exhibition of Steve McQueen’s artwork in the UK for 20 years (Ending Soon Wed, 18th Mar)

2020-03-10
 Steve McQueen
An exhibition telling the story of the Old Lady through items selected from the vast collections amassed since the Bank was founded in 1694. (Ending Soon Wed, 18th Mar)

2020-03-10
An exhibition about the man, the Christmas he created, and how he fell out of love with the season he helped to create. (Ending Soon Wed, 18th Mar)

2020-03-10
Beautiful Books: Dickens and the Business of Christmas
This is the first time that Tate has staged a show devoted to the later 17th century and the first to explore baroque art in Britain.  (Ending Soon Wed, 18th Mar)

2020-03-10
British Baroque - Power and Illusion
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.  (Ending Soon Wed, 18th Mar)

2020-03-10
Cars: Accelerating The Modern World
This exhibition visits each stage of the production process; from design to construction, sourcing and alterations, to dressing, repairs and laundering. (Ending Soon Wed, 18th Mar)

2020-03-10
Costume at the National Theatre
Intrinsically bound to German identity and the upheaval that followed the First World War, Notgeld is a fascinating microcosm of public feeling in post-war Germany. (Ending Soon Wed, 18th Mar)

2020-03-10
Currency in crisis - German emergency money 1914-1924
This exhibition shines a spotlight on the subject we’d all rather avoid, from ancient societies to modern day medicine. (Ending Soon Wed, 18th Mar)

2020-03-10
An immersive installation by contemporary American artist Darren Waterston, presenting a detailed reimagining of James Abbott McNeill Whistler’s famed Peacock Room. (Ending Soon Wed, 18th Mar)

2020-03-10
Filthy Lucre: Whistler's Peacock Room re-imagined
This is the first UK exhibition of works by Indian master painters commissioned by East India Company officials in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. (Ending Soon Wed, 18th Mar)

2020-03-10
Forgotten Masters: Indian Painting for the East India Company
The first ever retrospective of the Polish-Jewish émigré who brought European modernist aesthetics to British graphic design. (Ending Soon Wed, 18th Mar)

2020-03-10
George Him: A Polish Designer for Mid-Century Britain
This exhibition presents George IV's life through the art that enriched his world. (Ending Soon Wed, 18th Mar)

2020-03-10
George IV: Art & Spectacle
A small heritage gallery in the basement of the Guildhall currently has three documents on display. (Ending Soon Wed, 18th Mar)

2020-03-10
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 (Ending Soon Wed, 18th Mar)

2020-03-10
Hidden London - The Exhibition
The rich history of the Islington stretch of the Regents canal is revealed in this exhibition, including some of its industrial past and the memories of people who worked and lived by it. (Ending Soon Wed, 18th Mar)

2020-03-10
Industrial Islington
The Tate Modern hall is filled with a 13-metre tall working fountain inspired by the Victoria Memorial in front of Buckingham Palace, London. (Ending Soon Wed, 18th Mar)

2020-03-10
Kara Walker