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Mima – Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

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Mima – A contemporary art gallery based in Middlesbrough

Mima was formerly opened in January 2007.  It was created in partnership with  Teesside University.   Previously this was known as the Cleveland Gallery, which closed in 2003, while the Mima gallery was being constructed.   The Mima Gallery houses an education suite, as well as the gallery.  There is also a cafe bar, shop and roof terrace where visitors can relax and browse.

The centre has hosted numerous exhibitions in its gallery and has its own wonderful collection of fine and applied art from early 18th Century.  The collections are not constantly displayed, being brought out during the programme of exhibitions.

Jewellry workshops are available to the public with artists from the gallery, these allow visitors to use a range of materials and utilise expert techniques to create unique and imaginitive items of jewellry.

There are some long running exhibitions and currently they include:

Stephen McKenna: Perspectives of Europe 1980 – 2014

6 February 2015 – 7 June 2015
Perspectives of Europe 1980 – 2014 is Stephen McKenna’s largest museum solo presentation in over a decade. The theme of the exhibition is about the artist living and travelling in a number of countries across Europe.

David Lynch: Naming

12 December 2014 – 26 March 2015
David Lynch –A well known, film and television director – studied art at the Boston Museum School and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. The exhibition demonstrates how Lynch uses ‘naming’ in film, photography, and his art.

Derek Eland: Diary Rooms

11 November 2014 – 26 February 2015
Derek Eland is a multi-media artist.   Diary Rooms is about his individual experiences at war.  It is described as “soldiers often referring to ‘two wars’, one involving bullets and bombs and the other which goes on in a soldiers head when everything goes quiet”.

jewellery gallery

4 October 2014 – 31 October 2024
This exhibition showcases the institues wonderful jewellry collection with hundreds of different kinds of inspiring jewellry.

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