23 December 2016


The Art World NOW – Deconstructing The Avant-Garde By Edward Lucie-Smith

During the last few years, the world of contemporary art has undergone a number of drastic changes, which many leading participants seem extremely reluctant to acknowledge.

7 January 2016


Curatorial Advisory Board Announced For Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

Some of the UK museum industry’s strongest voices, have been appointed as a new advisory board at mima, (Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art) to help drive its new vision to become the ‘useful museum’. The new Curatorial Advisory Board will bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to providing a sounding board for the team at mima as they […]

18 August 2015


Indecent Art: Margaret Harrison’s Iconic Feminist Practice Exhibited At MIMA

It has been forty years since her brush with the law, now the humorous, immensely skilled and often rebellious Margaret Harrison, is preparing to exhibit at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima.) Harrison’s exhibition of sexually-charged works at Motif Editions Gallery, London in 1971, was branded ‘indecent’ by the police and shut down after one day. Harrison has […]

13 November 2014


Twin Peaks Fans Ecstatic As David Lynch Brings Art Exhibition To MIMA

With the return of a new series of Twin Peaks announced fans will be overjoyed as David Lynch brings his most recent exhibition to Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, coinciding with the reprise of the iconic hit TV series. A sensational coup for the region, the Tate Plus institution is also the first UK gallery […]

19 September 2014


MIMA Celebrates Twenty-First Anniversary Of Tate St Ives With New Show

Tate St Ives in collaboration with mima present major works by artists Barbara Hepworth, Peter Lanyon and Patrick Heron will be seen alongside that of their international contemporaries and influences in a new exhibition. The new show is curated to celebrate the twenty-first anniversary of the opening of Tate St Ives gallery, and represents the […]

25 July 2014

Louise Bourgeois: Body, Sexuality And The Erotic MIMA Middlesborough

Middlesborough Institute of Modern Art (mima) stands brilliantly apart from the town’s surroundings, representing a shining beacon of modernity and optimism; it is a great coup to be the first institution to display the touring ARTISTS ROOMs exhibition ‘Louise Bourgeois: A Woman Without Secrets’. For the strength and significance of this American artist’s works cannot […]

9 May 2014


Louise Bourgeois: New MIMA Exhibition Highlights Late Works

Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) will be presented in a new exhibition at Mima from 18 July to 12 October 2014. mima is the first associate partner to display this new ARTIST ROOMS exhibition. Highlighting her late work, the exhibition contains an outstanding collection of pieces assembled for the national ARTIST ROOMS programme, including, Couple I 1996, […]

14 February 2014


Art and Optimism in 1950s Britain Set To Open At MIMA

A new season of exhibitions at MIMA headlines with Art and Optimism in 1950s Britain, 21 February – 29 June. This vibrant exhibition celebrates fine art, design and sculpture from the 1950s and features work by, amongst others, Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon, Anthony Caro, Eduardo Paolozzi and Wyndham Lewis. Post-war Britain was a time of […]

8 January 2014


MIMA Explores Art and Optimism in 1950s Britain

Art and Optimism in 1950s Britain is a major new exhibition that explores the changes in the country’s mood and artistic output in the post-war period. This spring, mima presents an exhibition that takes visitors on a journey through the Festival of Britain via the chill of Cold War paranoia to the optimism of 1950s […]

21 May 2012


MIMA Secures Two Major Funding Awards

The Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art  has been awarded a potential £120,000 from Arts Councilnon. The Catalyst funding, awarded over three years, will support the organisation and mima staff through the gallery’s move to become a charitable trust. Part of this will be relaunching mimafriends with new branding, website and benefits package. It will  include […]