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Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, part of Teesside University, is moving forward with a civic agenda, to reconnect art with its social function and promote art as a tool for changing the world.  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.  Our programmes encompass urgent 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, through 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

 

Our 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

You can contact us on:  01642 931232

The Smeltery cafe is open from:

Monday to Wednesday 8.30am – 4.00pm

Thursday 8.30am – 7.00pm

Saturday 10am – 4.30pm

Sunday 12.00pm – 4.00pm

The Smeltery telephone number is 01642 245679

Evening party hires available and evening restaurant service returns in the Summer.

 

 

 

 

Current exhibitions

This Is Water

16 June 2018 11:00 am - 7 October 2018 4:00 pm

Image credit: Courtesy of the artist, YOOROP, 2017, commissioned by Goethe Institute and Victoria & Albert Museum This exhibition looks at the long histories of migration that have forged the…

Núria Güell and Levi Orta, The Aesthetics of a Property Map, Syria (Part I)

16 June 2018 11:00 am - 7 October 2018 4:00 pm

The Barcelona-based artists Núria Güell (b. Spain, 1981) and Levi Orta (b. Cuba, 1984) examine power structures and relationships through their collaborative practice. Güell leverages her privilege as an artist…

Middlesbrough Collection

10 March 2018 10:00 am - 7 October 2018 4:00 pm

Image credit: Lubaina Himid Toussaint L’Ouverture 1987 Last year, our tenth anniversary was marked with the first-ever permanent gallery for the Middlesbrough Collection. The display was created through a dialogue between our…

History Repeats Itself

17 February 2018 10:00 am - 7 October 2018 4:00 pm

History is the recording of events describing human evolution.  The German thinker Karl Marx once proposed that ‘history repeats itself’, suggesting that any event will likely occur and then recur,…


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Collection

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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