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Exhibitions in London open on Sun, 19th Apr 2020

Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

An exhibition about the man, the Christmas he created, and how he fell out of love with the season he helped to create. (Ends on Sun, 19th Apr)

2020-04-19
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.  (Ends on Sun, 19th Apr)

2020-04-19
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.  (Ends on Sun, 19th Apr)

2020-04-19
Cars: Accelerating The Modern World
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. (Ends on Sun, 19th Apr)

2020-04-19
Forgotten Masters: Indian Painting for the East India Company
A display celebrating The Clash’s iconic London Calling – an album that rocked the music scene, serving as an anthem for London, Londoners and music lovers globally. (Ends on Sun, 19th Apr)

2020-04-19
The Clash: London Calling
This exhibition reveals the architectural setting of swimming and bathing from Roman springs and Victorian bathhouses to contemporary swimming spaces. (Ends on Sun, 19th Apr)

2020-04-19
The origin and revival of pools, swimming baths and lidos
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)

2020-04-19
Hidden London - The Exhibition
A small heritage gallery in the basement of the Guildhall currently has three documents on display. (Ends on Thu, 23rd Apr)

2020-04-19
Exploring the fascinating world of mushrooms, in an exhibition from curator and writer, Francesca Gavin. (Ends on Sun, 26th Apr)

2020-04-19
 Mushrooms: The art, design and future of fungi
An exhibition exploring representations of the pregnant female body through portraits, over 500 years. (Ends on Sun, 26th Apr)

2020-04-19
Portraying Pregnancy: From Holbein to Social Media
The fifty-fifth Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition will immerse you in the breathtaking diversity of the natural world. (Ends on Mon, 27th Apr)

2020-04-19
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
This display brings together a wide range of palaeoart, from nearly 200 years ago to the present day. (Ends on Tue, 28th Apr)

2020-04-19
An immersive installation by contemporary American artist Darren Waterston, presenting a detailed reimagining of James Abbott McNeill Whistler’s famed Peacock Room. (Ends on Sun, 3rd May)

2020-04-19
Filthy Lucre: Whistler's Peacock Room re-imagined
This exhibition presents George IV's life through the art that enriched his world. (Ends on Mon, 4th May)

2020-04-19
George IV: Art & Spectacle
The first ever retrospective of the Polish-Jewish émigré who brought European modernist aesthetics to British graphic design. (Ends on Sun, 10th May)

2020-04-19
George Him: A Polish Designer for Mid-Century Britain
Tate Modern presents the first major exhibition of Steve McQueen’s artwork in the UK for 20 years (Ends on Mon, 11th May)

2020-04-19
 Steve McQueen
This exhibition brings together artworks that explore our relationships with trees and forests.  (Ends on Sun, 17th May)

2020-04-19
Among the Trees
An ambitious and wide-spanning survey of the origins of surrealist art in Britain, and the first to trace its roots back to 1620 through supporting archive material. (Ends on Sun, 17th May)

2020-04-19
British Surrealism
An exhibition of superb images reproduced from the British Library’s collection of Japanese pattern books. (Ends on Sun, 17th May)

2020-04-19
Exquisite Patterns: Japanese Textile Design
Through the medium of film and photography, this major exhibition considers how masculinity has been coded, performed, and socially constructed from the 1960s to the present day. (Ends on Sun, 17th May)

2020-04-19
Masculinities - Liberation through Photography