Jimmy Joe Roche, Old Growth, 2010. Photo: Cortney Stell. Courtesy Philip J. Steele Gallery at the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design
The Philip J. Steele Gallery is on the campus of the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design in Denver, Colorado. The mission of its exhibitions program is to encourage appreciation for and dialogue about contemporary art and its role in society through direct engagement with original works of art.
Annually, the gallery shows nine to twelve exhibitions that explore the capacity of art to impact and illuminate the lives of the college community as well as the public. The gallery also stimulates active learning by offering space for controversy, questioning, and critical engagement. At the crux of its mission for these exhibitions is the recognition that artists play a crucial role in all aspects of human experience.