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Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima), is one of the UK’s leading galleries for modern and contemporary art and craft.

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Mima Building Exterior

Opening times

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10.00am – 4.30pm

Thursday 10.00am – 7.00pm
Sunday 12.00pm – 4.00pm
Closed Monday




Current exhibitions

Winifred Nicholson: Liberation of Colour

22 October 2016 - 12 February 2017

Winifred Nicholson: Liberation of Colour is an exhibition, co-curated by Jovan Nicholson, that examines the major periods of the artist’s creativity. It brings together works in which she approached the…

Dear Mrs Pennyman

1 October 2016 10:00 am - 6 November 2016 4:30 pm

This display offers insight into the emotions of women who lost relatives and loved ones during the First World War. The letters were written to Mrs Mary Pennyman (1889 – 1924), then secretary…

Jane and Louise Wilson – Undead Sun: We Put the World Before You

1 October 2016 10:00 am - 15 January 2017 4:30 pm

Jane and Louise Wilson examine the politics, architecture and technology of conflict through film, video and photography. This exhibition references optical and imaging innovations of the early twentieth century as…

Centre for Social Making: Middlesbrough Collection display

19 February 2016 - 31 December 2016

Art, design, craft and technology are often considered as separate disciplines. However, there is a long, alternative tradition that views them in a holistic way, both as tools for learning…

The Office of Useful Art

19 June 2015 - 31 December 2016

‘Arte Útil’ roughly translates as ‘useful art’. This type of practice focuses on the applied dimension of art, stressing the beneficial outcomes of projects for their users. The archive of Arte Útil…

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For the first time mima’s entire collection is freely available online. Objects previously only seen within the gallery are now here for you to enjoy from anywhere in the world....

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