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How we became modern

15 December 2012 - 10 March 2013

Why does Middlesbrough have an art collection? Who gave it to us and what stories are there to tell? mima’s collection includes a number of works that pre-date the twentieth century. They offer a richness of subject matter and technique that adds to our understanding of where modern art has come from. Middlesbrough is a relatively young town and some of these works are older than the town itself. Covering painting, drawing and photography, this exhibition is an opportunity to view works not often seen and to gain an insight into the people who have collected and commissioned art in Middlesbrough in the past.

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