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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

Easter 2014 - Open as normal and extra opening on Good Friday  18 April, 10am-4.30pm.

mima reception is open during gallery opening times: 01642 726 720

Current exhibitions

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

24 April 2014 - 24 December 2014

Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva, mima’s first artist in residence, was selected for the 2013 Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award (ARMA) Artist Residency. For her Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award commission, Elpida has made a new…

Contemporary Art Society: Damn braces: Bless relaxes

11 April 2014 - 27 June 2014

Conceived in collaboration with the Contemporary Art Society and Whitechapel Gallery as part of their programme to open up public and private collections.
With work by John Constable and William Blake, this…

Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnec, An Italian Film, 2012, HD Film. Copyright Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnec and Marcel Alix, Paris. Produced by Pavillion, Leeds and Ecike des Beaux Arts des Nantes.

Metal: AV Festival 14 Exhibition

28 February 2014 - 24 April 2014

” The AV festival has cemented itself as an ambitious international platform on the festival circuit” – Frieze blog.
This AV Festival curated exhibition focuses on the raw material of…

Art and Optimism in 1950s Britain

Art and Optimism in 1950s Britain

21 February 2014 - 29 June 2014

“Full of iconic pieces…it is shaped into more than an nostalgia fest by showcasing a fascinating pluralism of approaches.” Financial Times, 2014
“Art and Optimism in 1950s Britain, meticulously organised…


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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