mima - Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

mima - Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art
Centre Square
Middlesbrough
TS1 2AZ
England

Website

www.visitmima.com

E-mail

mima@middlesbrough.gov.uk

Telephone

general info

01642 726720

Fax

01642 726722

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mima, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art
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mima is one of the UK's leading galleries for modern and contemporary art and craft. The landmark building designed by Erick van Egeraat Architects is situated in the heart of Middlesbrough. mima opened to international critical acclaim in January 2007. Hosting temporary exhibitions of fine art and craft from 1900 to the present, mima showcases work by internationally acclaimed artists. Exhibitions change throughout the year and admission is free.

mima is part of Middlesbrough Council and is funded by Middlesbrough Council and Arts Council England.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Museum

Opening hours

Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat 10.00 – 16.30
Thurs 10.00 – 19.00
(FREE parking on Thurs from 16.00)
Sun 12.00 - 16.00
Closed Mon and Bank Holidays

Admission charges

Free

mima brings together Middlesbrough’s art collections for the first time.

The mima collection comprises outstanding fine and applied art from 1900 to the present day, with many pieces acquired by mima’s forerunners, Middlesbrough Art Gallery and the Cleveland Craft Centre.

Rather than being on permanent display, works from the collection are drawn upon throughout the exhibition programme. This gives mima's curators the opportunity to demonstrate the artistic quality of works acquired as well as constantly re-inventing the way in which works are presented.

Collection details

Fine Art, Decorative and Applied Art

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

ARTISTS ROOMS Louise Bourgeois: A Woman Without Secrets

  • 18 July — 12 October 2014 *on now

Bourgeois’ art, in a variety of materials and scales, examines the mystery and beauty of human emotions.

She explores issues around vulnerability and fear, often drawing on her own life experiences, and looks at ideas of womanhood and its various guises through a vocabulary of recurring motifs – spiders, spirals and entwined fabric bodies.
ARTIST ROOMS On Tour is a partnership with Arts Council England and the Art Fund, making available the ARTIST ROOMS collection of international modern and contemporary art to galleries throughout the UK. ARTIST ROOMS is jointly owned by Tate and the National Galleries of Scotland and was established through The d’Offay Donation in 2008, with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Art Fund, and the Scottish and British Governments.

Website

http://www.visitmima.com/whats-on/single/artist-rooms-louise-bourgeois/

Chance Find Us

  • 2 May — 4 September 2014 *on now

The exhibition brings together drawing, installation, painting and sculpture to demonstrate similarities in the way they work and examine a shared interest in order, intuition and the chance encounter.

Website

http://www.visitmima.com/whats-on/single/chance-finds-us/

Wendy Ramshaw: Rooms of Dreams

  • 12 September — 4 December 2014

The Rooms of Dreams is a magical environment that shows key pieces from Wendy’s fifty-year career. A Harley Gallery touring exhibition in partnership with Ruthin Craft Centre.

Website

http://www.visitmima.com/whats-on/single/wendy-ramshaw-room-of-dreams/

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Behind the Scenes Tours

  • 29 August 2014 2-3pm
  • 26 September 2014 2-3pm
  • 31 October 2014 2-3pm

Come along to this fascinating tour behind the scenes of the gallery looking at our collection stores.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE, booking required.

Website

http://www.visitmima.com/whats-on/single/behind-the-scenes-collections-tour-3/

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

mini mima

http://www.visitmima.com/mima_new/kidsandfamilies2.html

A fun interactive morning session with focused art activities, free-play, circle time and refreshments for children aged 0-4 years.

How to obtain

Booking is essential and sessions cost £3. Contact mima@middlesbrough.gov.uk for more details.

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