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Past exhibitions

Art in Action


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….

Map Making

Until 10 November 2019

This interactive wall drawing is a visual portrait of the people who surround us and those who we serve at MIMA. As part of the ongoing, collaborative project, New Mappings…

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…

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…

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

19 July 2018 11:00 am - 31 March 2019 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…

23 March 2019 12:00 pm - 23 March 2019 4:00 pm

Please join us for the opening of our exhibition, Why Are We Here? With Black Artists & Modernism. The contemporary world needs new stories told from different positions.  This display…

Middlesbrough Collection

10 March 2018 10:00 am - 10 March 2019 4:00 pm

Image credit: Lubaina Himid Toussaint L’Ouverture 1987 In 2016, our tenth anniversary was marked with the first-ever permanent gallery for the Middlesbrough Collection. The display was created through a dialogue between our…

New Exhibition Opening

23 February 2019 11:00 am - 23 February 2019 4:00 pm

Please join us  Saturday, 23 February 2019 for the opening of our new exhibition themed around Minerals, Magic and Machines. Our presentation of Liquid Crystal Display opens with curator tours…

Sisters by Chiara Camoni

8 January 2019 10:00 am - 10 February 2019 4:30 pm

From Tuesday, 8 January – 10 February 2019 only, we present Italian artist Chiara Camoni’s first UK solo exhibition. Supported by The Contemporary Art Society through the first Jackson Tang Ceramic…

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…

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