Berea College Library

Saint John's Bible

The Saint John’s Bible is a work of art and a work of theology. A team of artists coordinated by Donald Jackson in Wales and a team of scholars in Central Minnesota have brought together the ancient techniques of calligraphy and illumination with an ecumenical Christian approach to the Bible rooted in Benedictine spirituality. The result is a living document and a monumental achievement

Berea College is privileged to be the permanent home to one of the 299 Heritage Editions of the St. John’s Bible. One volume of the Bible is on display in the lobby of the Hutchins library each day. The public is invited to come by and enjoy the words and the beauty of this incredible Bible. The entire Bible (7 volumes) will be housed in Hutchins Library in Special Collections and may be viewed by scheduling an appointment (schedule on the Explore page). We look forward to this treasure being used and enjoyed by professors, staff, students, and the wider community.

The Hutchins Library is temporarily closed to the public due to Covid-19.

Berea College Library
Campus Dr, Berea, KY 40403
Monday-Thursday: 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Doris Ulmann Galleries

From Artifacts to the Avante-Garde

Visit the Doris Ulmann Galleries and allow plenty of time to browse our permanent collection as well as current exhibits. Our gallery is home to more than 3000 Doris Ulmann photographs primarily of the Appalachian region.

Chestnut St & Elipse St, Berea, KY 40403
The Doris Ulmann Galleries are temporarily closed.

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Berea College Student Craft

Crafting the Future

The education of the hand has always been an essential part of life here at Berea College. Working individually and together as a team our students discover and enrich their artistic and problem solving potential, starting with the most basic raw materials and creating objects of utility, beauty, and expression. Through the Student Craft program we believe our students experience the full breadth of a traditional liberal arts education by nurturing the development of a complete thinker, while bringing the College’s guiding principles, The Eight Great Commitments, to life through their dedication to craft.

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Berea College Theater Laboratory

A Theater Experience Like No Other

The Theatre Laboratory supports a full season of plays each academic year, as well as individual student projects and original work.

Ross A. Jelkyl Drama Center, Berea, KY 40403
Box Office Hours: Monday-Friday 1-5, and one hour prior to every performance.

Ticket Prices:
Free for Berea College Students
General – $12 ; Seniors – $10 ; Students (Non-BC) – $8; Children – $5
Season Tickets are $30 each.

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Carter G. Woodson Center for Interracial Education

Promoting Social and Cultural Change

The Carter G. Woodson Center for Interracial Education strives to foster communication around Berea College’s Great Commitment: To assert the kinship of all people and provide interracial education with a particular emphasis on understanding and equality among blacks and whites as a foundation for building community among all peoples of the earth. The center regularly hosts events that aim to foster a greater understanding of race, diversity, and inclusion such as True Racial Understanding through Honest Talks (T.R.U.T.H.) and an annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration.

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