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

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Opening times

mima gallery and shop opening times:

Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat: 10am – 4.30pm
Thurs: 10am – 7pm
Sun: 12 – 4pm
Closed Mon

mima reception is open during gallery opening times: 01642 931 232

Christmas 2014 Opening Times

mima will close at the earlier time of 3pm on Wednesday 24 December, and will be closed on Thursday 25 & Friday 26 December 2014, and on Thursday 1 & Friday 2 January 2015.


Current exhibitions

David Lynch Naming

12 December 2014 - 26 March 2015

David Lynch – probably best known as a film and television director – originally studied painting at the Boston Museum School and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He has…

Derek Eland: Diary Rooms

11 November 2014 - 26 February 2015

Derek Eland is a multi-media artist whose work is primarily focused on engaging with people about what it is like to ‘be human’ in stressful and difficult situations. He is interested in…

International Exchanges: Modern Art and St Ives 1915-1965

24 October 2014 - 25 January 2015

International Exchanges: Modern Art and St Ives 1915–1965, presented in collaboration with Tate St Ives, explores the national and international contexts which shaped art in the port town of St…

NEW jewellery gallery

4 October 2014 - 31 October 2024

mima has an outstanding collection of contemporary jewellery, one of the finest publicly-owned jewellery collections in the UK, to rival those of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the National Galleries of Scotland.…

Drawing the Jewellery Collection

4 October 2014 - 15 February 2015

mima has been collecting contemporary jewellery since the early 1980s and is internationally renowned for its unique collection of striking pieces. Drawing The Jewellery Collection celebrates key works from the collection which challenge…

New Sculpture in mima garden – HA[SOFT]RD by Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva

24 April 2014 - 24 December 2014

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In 2012, mima was selected to host the Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award (ARMA) Artist in Residence. Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva was invited to produce a new site specific sound sculpture…


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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