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Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, part of Teesside University, is moving forward with a civic agenda, aiming to have a social function and to repurpose art as a tool. With this vision, we see ourselves as a ‘useful’ museum.

 

We wish to have an influence on society, taking a leading role in addressing current issues within politics, economics and culture, and contributing to change. Our programmes encompass themes such as housing, migration, inequality, regeneration, and healthcare.

 

We offer changing exhibitions, collection displays, learning activities, projects, and community-focused initiatives that involve multiple artists and publics. These programmes promote creativity for everyone in ordinary life, exploring education, activism and making.

 

We have been developing relationships with constituencies in Middlesbrough and beyond. Our ambition is that these help us shape who we are: a public site, open and accessible, diverse and inclusive, and used by all.

 

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Plan your visit

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

Over the Christmas holidays, we are closed Sunday 25 December 2016 and reopen Saturday 7 January 2017 at 10.00am.

 

 

Current exhibitions

Shifting Geographies

3 November 2016 5:00 pm - 24 December 2016 4:00 pm

Shifting Geographies is a season surveying the moving-image practice of the Greek-Armenian artist Aikaterini Gegisian. After inaugurating with the premiere of My Pink City, the programme continues with screenings of her…

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…

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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Outstanding fine and applied art

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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