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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 Friday from 8.30am.

Saturday and Sunday from 10am

Evening bookings from Wednesday to Saturday from 6pm

The Smeltery telephone 01642 245679

 

 

 

Current exhibitions

The Place is Here

17 June 2017 11:00 am - 8 October 2017 4:00 pm

Image credit: Chila Kumari Burman Convenience, Not Love 1986-87 ©  the artist The Place is Here, shown across Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art and the South London Gallery (SLG info here) presents work by…

Kader Attia: Dispossession

17 June 2017 11:00 am - 8 October 2017 4:00 pm

  In this work Kader Attia investigates the Vatican’s holdings of art from Africa, much of which was plundered by Christian missionaries in the context of their evangelization efforts on…

Kellenberger-White: Print Room

17 June 2017 11:00 am - 8 October 2017 4:00 pm

Kellenberger-White is redesigning the institution’s brand throughout 2017. The project includes exhibitions featuring archival materials, samples of their own productions, and printed matter drawn from workshops and consultation sessions. This…

Wilderness Way

17 June 2017 11:00 am - 8 October 2017 4:00 pm

Image credit: Peter Reimann, The Gazette Wilderness Way takes as its departure point Margaret Thatcher’s visit to Teesside in 1987 to reflect on a decade that transformed the way we live….

Middlesbrough Collection

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

This permanent display of the Middlesbrough Collection highlights the influence and use of art in the town. The exhibition is shaped through a dialogue with the community, and currently features…


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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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