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Mikhail Karikis Survey Exhibition

12 October 2019 to 02 February 2020

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

Fragile Earth: seeds, weeds, plastic crust

29 June to 29 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…

Liquid Crystal Display

23 February 2019 10:00 am - 16 June 2019 4:00 pm

Image credit: Courtesy of the artist Waad AlBawardi, The Hidden Life of Crystals, 2017 Contemporary artworks, historic artefacts and minerals from the Middlesbrough area are combined through this exhibition. The…

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

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…

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…

Christmas New Year Opening and Closing Times

22 December 2018 4:30 pm - 2 January 2019 10:00 am

Our museum and café close at 16:30 on Saturday 22 December 2018 and reopen at 10:00 on Tuesday 2 January 2019. Our activities including; Community Lunch, Community Garden, Cloth Club,…

Queering Space Study Day

2 February 2019 11:00 am - 2 February 2019 4:00 pm

Queering Space is a one-day study day exploring an array of perspectives on queer identity in the current exhibition Living Beyond Limits. Through conversations, creative workshops and a shared meal, we…

Water Ecologies with Matterlurgy: Writing and Listening with the River Tees

18 May 2019 1:00 pm - 18 May 2019 4:00 pm

During Middlesbrough’s Local History Month, we sail down the River Tees with artists Helena Hunter and Mark Peter Wright of Matterlurgy and RiverShack.  Together we draw on a series of…

Crystal Visions: Crystal in Film and Popular Culture

13 June 2019 5:30 pm - 13 June 2019 7:00 pm

Photography credit: Hynes Photography Artist Karen David explores a fascination with crystals in landscape, spiritualism, technology and power. Join her for this talk and screening. Karen’s work Apophyllite IV 2011,…

Step with Refugees

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

The UN Refugee Agency are aiming to walk 2 billion kilometres in 12 months to honour the journeys that refugees worldwide do each year to reach the nearest point of safety….

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…

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…

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