About the bell hooks Institute | bell hooks Institute
The bell hooks Institute celebrates, honors, and documents the life and work of acclaimed intellectual, feminist theorist, cultural critic, artist, and writer bell hooks. Located close to the Appalachian hills in Berea, Kentucky, visitors to the bell hooks Institute have the opportunity to explore and visually engage with the artifacts, images, and manuscripts talked about in bell hooks's work. For example, you can see the brown baby doll bell writes about in her memoir Bone Black, look at the Star of David quilt her grandmother gave her when she left for college, check out the international editions of hooks's books.
The YAA Gallery at the bell hooks Institute showcases artwork by: Emma Amos, Carrie Mae Weems, Lyle Ashton Harris, Alison Saar, Alicia Henry, Elizabeth Catlett, Radcliffe Bailey, Moneta Sleet, and Margo Humphrey.
The Institute will bring together academics with local community members to study, learn and engage in critical dialogue. The bell hooks Institute brings scholars and thinkers from in and outside Kentucky to engage with us, to teach us, and to share new ideas in a setting that is local and diverse.
The bell hooks Institute documents the life and work of acclaimed intellectual, feminist theorist, cultural critic, artist and writer bell hooks. The Institute strives to promote the cause of ending domination through understanding the ways systems of exploitation and oppression intersect through critical thinking, teaching, events, and conversation.