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Following the latest Government advice in light of the rapidly-changing situation around the coronavirus in the UK, we have taken the decision to close MIMA to the public from today, Tuesday 17 March 2020. This is in the best interests of all our visitors and our staff.  We will keep this under constant review and will share updates with you regarding reopening on our website mima.art and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @mimauseful.

Our provision for MIMA School of Art & Design students remains open and students should visit:https://www.tees.ac.uk/sections/about/university/coronavirus.cfm for updates on learning and support.

Take care.



Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art has a civic agenda to put art into action. We connect art, people and ideas. We work with communities to address current issues within politics, economics and culture. Our programmes encompass urgent themes such as climate change, migration, inequality, ageing and wellbeing.

We offer changing exhibitions, collection displays, learning activities, projects and community-focused initiatives that involve many artists and publics. These programmes promote creativity for everyone in ordinary life, through education, debate and making.Part of Teesside University, we play a key role in the cultural life of the Tees Valley and wider North East. Our ambition is that a range of constituents shape who we are: a public site, open and accessible, diverse and inclusive and used by all.

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Opening times

We are free entry.

MIMA gallery is closed on Mondays.

We are open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday from 10:00 – 16:00, Thursday 10:00 – 19:00 and Sunday 12:00 – 16:00.

Our cafe MIMA Kitchen is open Monday to Friday 8.30 – 16:00, Saturday 9.30 – 16:00 and Sunday 12:00 – 16:00.

Current exhibitions

Otobong Nkanga: From Where I Stand

14 March 2020 12:00 pm - 28 June 2020 4:00 pm

Image credit: Otobong Nkanga The Weight of Scars 2015 Woven textile and Photography, inkjet print on viscose, wool, mohair, bio cotton and laser cut forex 10 plates 253 x 612…

Foundation Press, Notes On The Black Path

28 January 2020 10:00 am - 31 May 2020 4:00 pm

Artists Foundation Press have spent the past year working with people in South Bank, Middlesbrough. Their artwork ‘Notes On The Black Path’, located along the public footpath off Old Station Road, is…

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

23 March 2019 2:00 pm - 19 April 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…

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