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Mikhail Karikis, For Many Voices

12 October 2019 to 23 February 2020

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…

Fragile Earth: seeds, weeds, plastic crust

29 June to 26 September 2019

Image credit: Copyright Uriel Orlow.  All Rights Reserved, DACS 2019  An exhibition about the relationships between plants, animals and humans at a time of climate crisis. The summer exhibition and…

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

23 March 2019 2:00 pm - 29 March 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…

Art in Action

17 November 2018 10:00 am - 17 November 2019 4:30 pm

Our display Art in Action, reflects the voices, stories and experiences of the extraordinary people we work with.  Each season we share projects that contribute to life in our area. …

Featured Event

Step with Refugees

20 June 2019 1:45 pm - 20 June 2019 2:00 pm

In solidarity with refugees who have been forced to leave their homes and make extraordinary efforts to survive, we walk together in Middlesbrough’s Centre Square. The UN Refugee Agency are…

Join our team

Apply by 17:00 Monday 24 June 2019

We are recruiting for people to join our cafe team.  MIMA Kitchen opens at the end of June 2019 and we are looking for people with an interest in food…

Exhibition Opening Event – Fragile Earth: seeds, weeds, plastic crust

29 June 2019 11:00 am - 29 June 2019 4:00 pm

Please join us for the opening of our summer exhibition. Exhibition Opening – 29 June 2019 Fragile Earth: seeds, weeds, plastic crust deals with the most urgent topic of the…

Fragile Earth Launch Night

4 July 2019 4:00 pm - 4 July 2019 8:00 pm

Artists and curators share insights into works in the exhibition, Fragile Earth: seeds, weeds, plastic crust. A performance lecture by artist Uriel Orlow highlights the active role of plants and…

Downstream, River Tees, with Laura Harrington

17 August 2019 10:00 am - 17 August 2019 5:00 pm


A Social History of Egg Collecting, with Andy Holden

19 September 2019 5:30 pm - 19 September 2019 7:00 pm

In this special screening, artist Andy Holden performs a live narration of The Opposite of Time (A Social History of Egg Collecting) (2017) which is on display as part of Fragile Earth: seeds, weeds, plastic…

Public Launch: Mikhail Karikis For Many Voices

12 October 2019 11:00 am - 12 October 2019 4:00 pm

Join us for a day of making activities, talks, lunch and exhibition introductory tours of our new exhibition Mikhail Karikis, For Many Voices. Mikhail Karikis’ videos, photographs and installations amplify the…

Rewinding the Welfare State: A Social History of the North East on Film

7 November 2019 5:30 pm - 7 November 2019 7:00 pm

Through local news reports, Tyne Tees Television documentaries, trade union campaigns, community films and more, this film show examines how the welfare state has impacted on the social development of…

Cloth Club

Every Thursday 10:30am - 12:30pm (during term time only)

PLEASE NOTE: Cloth Club runs during Middlesbrough Council school term dates, the last Cloth Club is on 25 July and restarts on 5 September 2019. Cloth Club is on every…

Saturday Art Trolley

Every Saturday, 1.00pm - 4.00pm

Our Art Trolley is a STEAM makers’ space packed with imaginative activities for children to invent and play.  Through STEAM, we put ART back into science, technology, engineering and maths. …

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