The mission of the Philip J Steele Gallery is to enhance RMCAD's position as a place for current dialogues, using contemporary art as a vehicle for critical discourse. The Gallery presents exhibitions of challenging, educational, and historically significant art. As a publically open space, the gallery's exhibitions bridge the gap between the RMCAD community and the public. By providing direct connection to original artworks and focusing on relevant contemporary artists and their work, the exhibitions enliven the visual environment on campus, and foster a culture of experimentation and change.
The exhibitions provide a public venue for learning by experience. Gallery talks often supplement the exhibitions by giving the public and the RMCAD community an in-depth look at the process and philosophy behind the work.
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Innovation: The gallery is committed to exhibiting work that critically challenges conventions and assumptions (whether it be through concept or medium) through innovation and risk.
Excellence: Through exhibiting challenging and evocative work, the gallery maintains a high standard of professionalism and quality in all of its exhibitions.
Discourse: Collaboration and engagement are a valuable part of making the gallery a resource to the public and the RMCAD community.
Inclusion: The gallery embraces working with artists from different points in their career (emerging to established) and from different backgrounds. This further supports the gallery as a space for discourse and artistic freedom.
The Philip J. Steele Gallery is open Monday-Saturday, 11:00 - 4:00 pm,
except on major holidays and during school breaks.
The gallery is closed during the weeks of installation
(please refer to RMCAD exhibition dates at www.rmcad.edu).
Hours during the summer term are subject to change- please phone
ahead to confirm.
Exhibition tours are available if arranged in advance with the Gallery Director.