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Menaboni CatalogOak Hill and The Martha Berry Museum recently earned statewide acclaim for its 2015 exhibition “Menaboni’s Birds: Georgia’s Own Artist as Naturalist,” which was honored as Museum Exhibition of the Year among exhibits with budgets under $100,000 by the Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries.

Celebrating the work of Italian-born Georgia artist Athos Menaboni, the exhibition was a collaboration between Oak Hill and guest curator Russell Clayton, who assembled a total of 37 Menaboni paintings – many of which had never been shown publicly – from 18 private lenders,

“We are grateful to be recognized by our peers for our work on this exhibition,” said Oak Hill Director Tim Brown. “’Menaboni’s Birds’ brought new attention to The Martha Berry Museum, and visitation almost doubled because of the show.”

Though the exhibit is no longer on display, catalogs featuring prints of the Menaboni paintings can be purchased online through the Oak Hill Gift Shop.

Catalog cover designed by Kathy Clements

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Berry Christmas PhotoIn the October issue of the Alumni Accent, we asked you to pick the ideal setting for your Berry ghost story. The top choice, no doubt inspired by the Green Lady, was Stretch Road (40%). Second was Possum Trot Church (23%), followed by the Hoge Building (17%), Oak Hill (11%), Ford Dining Hall (6%) and Frost Chapel (3%).

This month, we continue the holiday theme by asking you to choose the perfect Berry Christmas gift. Scroll to the blog footer to make your selection. If you’re lucky, St. Nick might take note of your Berry wish.

If you still have shopping left to do (and let’s face it, we all do), be sure to check out the Oak Hill Gift Shop. They’ve got a little something for everyone! Orders must be placed by Dec. 18 to ship before the new year.

If you’re in easy driving distance, you also might consider cheese from The Berry Farms Jersey Milk student enterprise. Call 706-378-2930 or email studententerprises@berry.edu to place an order for campus pickup Dec. 16-17. Six delicious flavors are available.

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The Beauty of Berry CollegeIf you’re a reader of Berry magazine or a routine visitor to the Berry website, then you know the work of photographer Zane Cochran. His distinctive images of the Ford Buildings, Oak Hill, the Old Mill, Frost Chapel and other Berry landmarks bring the campus to life for those who’ve yet to visit and touch the hearts of alumni and friends alike. Hundreds of these iconic photos are featured in Cochran’s new book, aptly named The Beauty of Berry College. Purchase your soft-cover edition for $25 through the Oak Hill Gift Shop. Better yet, order as a gift and share Berry’s beauty with others. Shop online.

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Dining with the DaughtersStill in need of last-minute gift ideas? We’ve got the perfect thing – Dining with the Daughters, a new cookbook by the Daughters of Berry. This is the ninth cookbook published by this special group, founded in 1939 by Martha Berry herself to help preserve the traditions and heritage of her schools. The new edition, produced by the Daughters of Berry in collaboration with Morris Press Cookbooks, combines historic favorites served to such notable campus guests as Theodore Roosevelt, Henry Ford and Amelia Earhart with newer delights crafted by Berry alumni. Order your copy online through the Oak Hill Gift Shop.

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A History of the Berry Schools on the Mountain CampusFor many years, alumni and friends of the Mount Berry School for Boys, Martha Berry School for Girls and Berry Academy have dreamed that the history of those schools – and the important role they played in the development of what is today Berry College – would someday be told. That dream has now come to fruition in the form of A History of the Berry Schools on the Mountain Campus, written by Berry Academy alumna Dr. Jennifer W. Dickey (77A, 80C).

Commissioned by current Berry President Steve Briggs with encouragement from a group of high school and academy alumni known as the Berry Breakfast Club, the new book takes readers on an 81-year journey from the founding of the Berry Schools in 1902 to the controversial closing of Berry Academy in 1983. Dickey conducted extensive research in the Berry College Archives and interviewed more than 60 alumni and former faculty/staff of Berry’s high schools, among them Dr. William Scheel, the headmaster charged with overseeing the closure.

“Writing this book was a cathartic experience for me,” Dickey said. “It gave me an opportunity to delve into the historical record and try to understand how the schools operated and the decisions that were made along the way. I felt like I got to know a lot of alumni and faculty and staff, either in person or through studying the historical record, and gained a greater appreciation for why this school mattered so much to so many people. People’s lives were transformed by their Berry experiences, especially the students who attended the early schools and the Mount Berry School for Boys. My friend and fellow alumnus Tom Butler (65A) talks about the “intangible magic” of the place. I think that term captures the spirit of the high schools on the mountain campus – they had an intangible magic.”

Read more about the new book in this feature story published in the Rome News-Tribune. Copies are available for online purchase through the Oak Hill Gift Shop. Be sure to enter the promo code BERRYALUMNI when checking out to receive a 10% discount.

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