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Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art has a civic agenda to put art into action. We connect art, people and ideas. We work with communities to address current issues within politics, economics and culture. Our programmes encompass urgent themes such as climate change, migration, inequality, ageing and wellbeing.We offer changing exhibitions, collection displays, learning activities, projects and community-focused initiatives that involve many artists and publics. These programmes promote creativity for everyone in ordinary life, through education, debate and making.Part of Teesside University, we play a key role in the cultural life of the Tees Valley and wider North East. Our ambition is that a range of constituents shape who we are: a public site, open and accessible, diverse and inclusive and used by all.

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Opening times

MIMA gallery is closed on Mondays.

We are open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday from 10:00 - 16:00, Thursday 10:00 - 19:00 and Sunday 12:00 - 16:00.

Our cafe MIMA Kitchen is open Monday to Friday 8.30 - 16:00, Saturday 9.30 - 16:00 and Sunday 12:00 - 16:00.

Current exhibitions

Mikhail Karikis, For Many Voices

12 October 2019 10:00 am - 23 February 2020 4:00 pm

Image credit: Mikhail Karikis, No Ordinary Protest, 2018. Commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art and Whitechapel Gallery, London. Supported by Arts Council England.   The first survey…

Middlesbrough Collection, Why Are We Here? With Black Artists & Modernism

23 March 2019 2:00 pm - 19 April 2020 4:00 pm

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art’s (MIMA)  year-long Middlesbrough Collection display reveals new narratives within the institute’s collection. Through a collaboration with research group Black Artists & Modernism, the collection is…



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