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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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Oak Hill Director Tim BrownThe Garden Club of Georgia recently honored the gardens of Oak Hill and The Martha Berry Museum with the Landscape Design Award, its top annual distinction. Selected by the independent Landscape Design Consultants Council of Georgia, the award recognizes the most outstanding example of landscape design in the state. In choosing the winner, consideration is given to the garden’s benefit to the community, year-round beauty and the work required to maintain its beauty.

Oak Hill Director Tim Brown (pictured) received an individual award, the club’s Seal of Honor, in recognition of his contributions to the overall success of gardens in Georgia.

If you’re planning to visit Oak Hill this summer, be sure to include time for Menaboni’s Birds: Georgia’s Own Artist as Naturalist, an exhibition of 37 paintings by artist Athos Menaboni currently on display in The Martha Berry Museum.


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Martha BerryFOX 5 Atlanta kicked off its celebration of Women’s History Month by profiling a pioneer in education near and dear to the hearts of Berry alumni  – Martha Berry herself! Providing context for the audience were Tim Brown, director of Oak Hill and The Martha Berry Museum, and Marti Berry Walstad, Martha’s great niece and a current member of the Berry College Board of Trustees. Many will recognize the FOX 5 reporter as former Atlanta Brave Ron Gant, now a co-host for Good Day Atlanta. Click the image to view his report.

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Cleanup at Oak Hill Hillside GardenOak Hill and The Martha Berry Museum is partnering with the Mount Berry Garden Club to host a special “Garden Party” luncheon Feb. 9 supporting the historic restoration of the Hillside Garden.

The garden, planted between 1927 and 1933 at the direction of Martha Berry, has become overgrown in recent years, obscuring the view of the surrounding area as well as the true topography of the plateau on which the house is built. Restoration efforts (pictured) began in the fall with help from a $3,000 matching grant presented by the Garden Club of Georgia. Project components include the removal of mahonia, privet, wisteria and other tree-choking vines from the hillside and the reintroduction of dogwoods and azaleas – a nod to the original, low-maintenance design.

The Feb. 9 luncheon is scheduled for noon to 3. It will include refreshments, music from the 1920s and tours of Oak Hill’s garden restoration progress. The cost is $25, and additional donations are encouraged. The goal is to fund the complete removal of overgrowth behind the house and restore the view that existed during Miss Berry’s lifetime.

Email Oak Hill Director Tim Brown with questions or to make reservations.

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The Water's EdgeIn our last issue, we were excited to report that Berry’s Old Mill had shown up in the pages of Southern Living and Country Extra magazines. Not content to be confined to print, the iconic landmark has now made the leap to television as one of the featured sites in “The Water’s Edge,” an episode of Georgia Public Broadcasting’s Georgia Outdoors series. The show can be viewed in its entirety by visiting the Georgia Outdoors website (accessible by clicking the image at left). Fast-forward to 10:37 to see the Old Mill and hear a brief interview with Oak Hill Director Tim Brown.

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