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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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Opening times

mima gallery and shop opening times:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10.00am – 4.30pm
Thursday 10.00am – 7.00pm
Sunday 12.00 – 4.00pm
Closed Monday

Closed from Thursday 24 December, reopening Tuesday 5 January.

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

Current exhibitions

SELFHOODS – Gilkes Street Artists

6 November 2015 6:00 am - 27 November 2015 11:55 pm

Constantine Gallery, Teesside University SELFHOODS is an exhibition of new work by members of Gilkes Street Artists, a Middlesbrough-based studio group. The featured pieces explore what is familiar to each artist,…

Margaret Harrison: Accumulations

23 October 2015 - 24 January 2016

Yorkshire born Margaret Harrison is one of today’s most significant artists. For over 50 years, she has been challenging the establishment with a humorous, feminist, subversive and immensely skilful practice that has…


10 October 2015 - 7 February 2016

‘Localism’ is an ambitious project telling the story of art in Middlesbrough from its beginnings in 1829 to now. It takes a radical approach to exhibition making, inviting the public to help…


10 October 2015 - 31 January 2016

What is drawing? Drawing? is a programme of exhibitions and events across the North East, celebrating the role and importance of drawing in not only in the arts, but also…

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…

Jewellery Gallery

4 October 2014 - 31 October 2024

We have one of the finest publicly-owned jewellery collections in the country, to rival those of the Victoria and Albert museum and the National Galleries of Scotland. The gallery features provocative and fascinating…

Latest video

Margaret Harrison's Accumulations

It took over 50 hours and 10 pairs of hands to get this exhibition ready for the public. Here’s a behind the scenes video of the installation process…


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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