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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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Opening times

The museum is closed on Mondays, we are open:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10.00am – 4.30pm

Thursday 10.00am – 7.00pm
Sunday 12.00pm – 4.00pm

The Smeltery cafe, is open from Monday to Sunday from 8.30am.

Monday and Tuesday, 8.30am – 4.00pm

Wednesday to Friday, 8.30am – 11.30pm

Saturday, 10am – 11.30pm

Sunday, 12.00pm – 4.00pm

The Smeltery telephone 01642 245679

 

 

 

Current exhibitions

Kellenberger-White

4 March 2017 10:00 am - 4 June 2017 4:00 pm

Designers Kellenberger-White are reshaping mima’s brand across 2017. The project includes seasonal feature displays drawn from archive materials, workshops and consultation sessions, and their own production. It is an opportunity…

Daniela Ortiz: ABC of Racist Europe

4 March 2017 10:00 am - 4 June 2017 4:00 pm

    The Peru-born, Spain-based artist Daniela Ortiz addresses nationality, colonialism, race and class to look at the politics of citizenship. In her recent projects, she has drawn on her…

Stephen Willats: Human Right

4 March 2017 10:00 am - 4 June 2017 4:00 pm

Stephen Willats (b. England, 1943) examines connections between personal narratives and social conditions through themes of class and power. He looks at how individuals produce their subjectivity vis-à-vis reality, and…

Matterlurgy Geofictions

4 March 2017 10:00 am - 4 June 2017 4:00 am

The group Matterlurgy led workshops in which their members and participants collected artefacts – from stones to discarded plastic items – in South Gare, the site of the now-closed Teesside…

Middlesbrough Collection

16 February 2017 10:00 am - 31 December 2017 4:00 pm

  The Middlesbrough Collection, housed by Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, encompasses art and craft from the mid-1800s to the present day. Its strengths are post–Second World War British painting,…


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