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Mikhail Karikis Survey Exhibition

12 October 2019 to 02 February 2020

Image credit: Mikhail Karikis, ‘No Ordinary Protest’ (2018), Whitechapel Gallery   In this first survey of Mikhail Karikis’s practice, the exhibition includes six major bodies of work made across ten years…

Fragile Earth: Seeds, Weeds, Plastic Crust

29 June to 29 September 2019

Image Credit: Climavore – On Tidal Zones, Cooking Sections 2017, Atlas Arts Our summer exhibition presents artistic responses to current urgencies around ecological change. Fragile Earth: seeds, weeds, plastic crust…

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

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…

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…

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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