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Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art launches its autumn season with Idea Home Show, an exhibition that contributes to the urgent debate around housing. Opening on Saturday 21 October 2017, the show unfolds in a series of thematic sections, as per the first 1908 Ideal Home Exhibition, from which it draws its inspiration. Idea Home Show takes a political slant, demonstrating how practitioners working between art, architecture, design and activism are proposing ground-up solutions to homebuilding, actively opposing the corporate interests of the construction industry and provoking civic and commercial interest in providing affordable, good quality, social housing.

Exhibitions include:

  • A Room of Our Own
  • The Housing Question
  • Assemble, Granby Workshop: Products and Processes
  • Untitled (City Plan) 


Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, 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. The programme includes painting, drawing, ceramics, jewellery, sound, film, mixed media, photography and sculpture.

The gallery brings together the town's art collections for the first time, from Middlesbrough Art Gallery and Cleveland Craft Centre. Selected works from the collection are showcased in an annual collection show.

Exhibitions change throughout the year and admission is free.

Opening times

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10am-4.30pm
Wednesday 10am-4.30pm
Thursday 10am-7pm
Friday 10am-4.30pm
Saturday 10am-4.30pm
Sunday 12noon-4pm


Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, mima is fully accessible. Wheelchairs are available on request. Disabled parking is available at the gallery. Blue badges and motorcycles are FREE. For further information please contact mima reception on 01642 931232 (Reception available during gallery opening times).