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“The Gift of Art: Selections from Notable Berry Donors” August 1, 2019- September 1, 2020

the-gift-of-art-G4134.jpgCurated by Senior art history major, Remington Jackson, and the student staff at Oak Hill, this exhibition showcases the rich history of the museum’s permanent collection. Though the artworks shown vary in style periods, subject matter, and medium, they all came to the Berry Schools as donations from individuals such as Mary Reynolds Morton, Princess Eugenia Ruspoli, and Nell Choate Jones in the 20th century. These donors gave to Berry in many ways, but they felt it was also vital to the students’ education to share the gift of art.

“From Tree to Treasure: Woodturnings by Al Christopher” Oct. 6, 2018- May 25, 2019

G3395-from-tree-to-treasure-300x200.jpgFeaturing over 50 woodturnings by Berry College Alum, Al Christopher (61c), this show celebrated the intricate craft of transforming raw wood into beautiful works of art. The display was Christopher’s first exhibition and served as an introduction to him as well as his methods.

“Sanctuary at Berry: Wildlife Photography by Gena Flanigen” Feb. 24, 2018 – Sept. 1, 2018

sanctuary-at-berry-chestnut-sided-warbler-300x200.jpgThis exhibition told the story of Berry College’s wild inhabitants through photographs captured by Gena Flanigen in and around the campus. Guests learned where and when to look for certain species at Berry and about the histories behind how different animals like White-tailed Deer came to thrive on the campus.

“On a Personal Note: The Life of Martha Berry” Oct. 2015 - Present

G3348-on-a-personal-note-300x200.jpgOpened on the 150th anniversary of Martha Berry’s birth, this exhibition showcases personal objects of the college founder. Through letters to family members, clothing, rarely seen images, and knickknacks she left behind, viewers can explore Berry’s humanity learning a bit more about the person behind the vision that is and was the Berry schools.

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