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Featured Exhibition

Making, A Life

20 October 2018 11:00 am - 3 February 2019 4:00 pm

Image: Untitled, Peter Hodgson Making, A Life is an exhibition of the work of the Cumbrian Folk artist Peter Hodgson and collaborators. It includes pieces in diverse materials including ceramics, leather,…

Living Beyond Limits

20 October 2018 11:00 am - 3 February 2019 4:00 pm

Image: Edward Burra, Sailors at a Bar circa 1930, Ink on paper Purchased with assistance from the Arts Council England/Victoria & Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund   To be queer is to…

Chila Kumari Singh Burman, Tales of Valiant Queens

20 October 2018 11:00 am - 3 February 2019 4:00 pm

Image credit: Chila Kumari Singh Burman, Punjabi Rockers 2005.  Image courtesy of the artist. Chila Kumari Singh Burman is a British Asian artist who makes prints, sculptures and films that…

Life Works

20 October 2018 - 3 February 2019

Image credit: Chila Kumari Singh Burman, Love Not Gold, 2009, Cibachrome print.  Image courtesy of the artist We close our galleries on the ground floor at 16:00 on Sunday 7…

Joanne Tatham and Tom O’Sullivan – A Proposal To Ask Where Does A Threshold Begin & End

19 July 2018 11:00 am - 30 November 2018 4:00 pm

Artist-duo Joanne Tatham and Tom O’Sullivan, known for their cartoon-faced, large ‘beast-like’ sculptures, were commissioned by Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA) for an artwork, A Proposal to Ask Where…


Featured Event

Jim Poyner: Arte Útil talk

12 May 2016 4:00 pm - 12 May 2016 5:00 pm

Artist Jim Poyner explores the notion of ‘useful art’, informed by the results of a set of questions he asked members of Middlesbrough’s population. In these interviews, and aided by techniques…

Judith Winter: Curation as Correspondence: Un-learning with the Bauhaus

Tuesday 17 May, 2.00pm - 5.00pm

This workshop explores the philosophy of the Bauhaus, the German avant-garde art school known for its functionalist approach to creative practice (founded by Walter Gropius in Weimar in 1919, it…

Arte Útil talk: Alan Hathaway

9 June 2016 5:30 pm - 9 June 2016 6:30 pm

Artist Alan Hathaway discusses how a consideration of ‘usefulness in art’ has informed his recent work. He focuses on the way in which the activities of certain counter cultural groups,…

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

Saturday 11 June, 11.00am - 4.00pm. Free, open to all.

Featuring areas for learning, service provision and debate, this exhibition explores the subject of migration on Teesside and elsewhere, bringing together documents, artefacts and artworks made by Middlesbrough-based asylum seekers…

Artist Moving Image Network Screening

7 July 2016 5:30 pm - 7 July 2016 7:00 pm

Artist Mathieu K. Abonnenc presents three films as part of the Artists’ Moving Image Network (AMIN) touring programme. These works explore themes of identity and memory in post-colonial situations. Films Secteur…

Asociación de Arte Útil: The Arte Útil Summit 2016

22 July 2016 - 25 July 2016

Responding to Current Urgencies – Toolkit for an Institution This open international summit brings together the leading protagonists and affiliates of the Arte Útil, to reflect upon the geneology of…

Industry Site Visits

29 July 2016 10:00 am - 29 July 2016 12:00 pm

Explore some of Teesside’s hidden industrial sites with monthly tours of local workshops, labs and works. This month’s tour is of Middlesbrough’s Materials Processing Institute. An independent, open access and not-for-profit technology…

Changing the Welfare State: talk and screening with Dr Ben Lamb

6 October 2016 5:30 pm - 6 October 2016 6:30 pm

  6 October 2016 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Dr Ben Lamb, Research Lecturer in Media Studies at Teesside University, explores how alternative forms of regional media challenged nationally implemented…

Broadcasting the Archive Residency

25 October 2016 10:00 am - 28 October 2016 8:00 pm

Tuesday 25 October – Friday 28 October 2016 Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art presents a week of conversations, workshops and site visits organised with Broadcasting the Archive in collaboration with…

Summer Exhibitions – Opening Event

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

Please join us for our Summer exhibition opening event.  We have a day talks and tours of exhibitions, music and poetry.   Our friends from LIKE Boro are playing music…

The Future of Housing   

2 July 2018 5:30 pm - 2 July 2018 7:30 pm

An information and networking event hosted by Teesside University and MIMA in partnership with the Ministry for Building Innovation and Education (MOBIE) and Tees Valley Combined Authority. Register your participation…

New Exhibitions Open – Everyone Welcome

20 October 2018 11:00 am - 20 October 2018 4:00 pm

Please join us from 11:00 on Saturday 20 October for the opening of our new exhibitions. There are activities for the family, curator tours and talks throughout the day. Artist…

Settlement Gathering

27 Oct 11:00-16:00

Together with partners including Paul Ingram and North York Moors Chamber Music Festival, we are bringing the Boosbeck story to life.  Sir Michael Tippett, who became one of the country’s…

Cinema Paradiso

Fourth Thursday of the month throughout 2018

Cinema Paradiso takes place each month, on the fourth Thursday of the month, throughout the year from 17:30pm to 19:30pm. At our monthly film night, we watch and talk about…

Creative Community Programme – Think Differently

13 December 2018

  Think Differently is a series of discussions on topical issues led by Middlesbrough-based philosopher and film and media studies lecturer Gary Widdowfield. The sessions are designed to foster critical…

Cloth Club

Cloth Club is on every Thursday from 10.30am to 12.30pm This workshop is a chance to learn textile skills within a relaxed group.  This season we explore recycled fabrics experimenting with…

Community Day

Every Thursday during 2018

Our weekly Community Day involves various creative and discursive activities, complemented by a free communal lunch at 1pm.  Held on Thursdays, the day is open to all and sessions include: Mini…

Art Trolley

6 January 2018 1:00 pm - 29 December 2018 4:00 pm

Children of all ages enjoy these free drop-in sessions with their family and friends.  The Art Trolley takes place every Saturday in our atrium, from 1.00pm – 4.00pm. During the…


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