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Exhibitions in London open on Sun, 2nd Aug 2020

Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

Immerse yourself in Picasso’s world of paper and discover how – with this everyday material we know so well – he found the means to explore the furthest reaches of his creativity. (Ending Soon Sun, 2nd Aug)

2020-08-02
Picasso and Paper
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. (Ending Soon Sun, 23rd Aug)

2020-08-02
Masculinities - Liberation through Photography
Bringing together the work of over 40 leading artists, designers and musicians, Mushrooms looks at fungi’s colourful cultural legacy. (Ending Soon Sun, 23rd Aug)

2020-08-02
Mushrooms: The Art, Design and Future of Fungi
An exhibition exploring representations of the pregnant female body through portraits, over 500 years. (Ending Soon Sun, 23rd Aug)

2020-08-02
Portraying Pregnancy: From Holbein to Social Media
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, 13th Sep)

2020-08-02
 Forgotten Masters: Indian Painting for the East India Company
The largest exhibition of his drawings for 50 years (Ends on Sun, 20th Sep)

2020-08-02
Aubrey Beardsley
Discover the story of Derek Jarman’s garden at Prospect Cottage, Dungeness, in this exhibition at the Garden Museum. (Ends on Sun, 20th Sep)

2020-08-02
Derek Jarman: My garden’s boundaries are the horizon
A rediscovered collection of paintings and drawings by over forty young Zimbabwean artists that have not been exhibited together for almost 70 years. (Ends on Wed, 30th Sep)

2020-08-02
The stars are bright - Zimbabwean art
By turns poetic, adventurous and thought-provoking, this group exhibition explores our relationship with trees and forests. (Ends on Sat, 31st Oct)

2020-08-02
Among the Trees
An exhibition of J.M.W. Turner’s original oil paintings in the house he designed for himself.  (Ends on Sat, 31st Oct)

2020-08-02
Turner and the Thames: Five Paintings exhibition
This exhibition presents George IV's life through the art that enriched his world. (Ends on Sun, 1st Nov)

2020-08-02
George IV: Art & Spectacle
This exhibition reunites all six paintings in the Classical myths series for the first time in over four centuries.  (Ends on Sun, 17th Jan)

2020-08-02
Titian: Love, Desire, Death
Showing sculptures by Helaine Blumenfeld at Canary Wharf gives an unrivalled opportunity to view them in the context of hard interior and exterior architecture as well as carefully designed outdoor spaces amongst mature trees. (Ends on Sun, 31st Jan)

2020-08-02
Looking Up: Helaine Blumenfeld at Canary Wharf
Evoking the experience of being in a club, the exhibition will transport you through the people, art, design, technology and photography that have been shaping the electronic music landscape. (Ends on Mon, 8th Feb)

2020-08-02
Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers
This exhibition explores the power of the writer’s image. (Ends on Sun, 25th Apr)

2020-08-02
Technicolour Dickens: The Living Image of Charles Dickens