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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

Teesside World Exposition of Art and Technology

25 June 2016 - 9 October 2016

OPENING AND SUMMER PARTY – SATURDAY 25 JUNE, 11.00AM – 4.00PM Teesside World Exposition of Art and Technology is an urgent reaction to the recent closure of Redcar’s steelworks and…

Núria Güell: Motherland, Fatherland

11 June 2016 11:30 am - 24 July 2016 12:30 pm

Motherland, Fatherland is the first solo show in England by the Spanish, Barcelona-based artist Núria Güell, organised as part of VAMOS! festival 2016. The exhibition includes two of Güell’s key works:…

If All Relations Were to Reach Equilibrium, Then This Building Would Dissolve

11 June 2016 10:00 am - 18 September 2016 11:00 am

This project – involving research, a display, and public programs – explores the subject of migration on Teesside and elsewhere, bringing together documents, artefacts and artworks made by Middlesbrough-based asylum…

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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Basil Beattie, When Now Becomes Then: Three Decades

An exhibition that surveys Beattie’s practice from the 1980s to today.


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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