Join Us for Thawfest

Working Together for Arts and Culture in the Hamptons

Madoo is proud to be apart of the Hamptons Arts Network (HAN), a consortium of not-for-profit organizations working together to create a unified arts community of the Hamptons. Our goal is to promote collaboration, partnerships, and shared programming among its members. As well, we advocate for the arts in the area of economic development, tourism, and education.

Dates: Saturday and Sunday, March 24-25, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm


Paintings by Robert Dash

We’re celebrating the first annual ThawFest (The Hamptons Arts Weekend Festival) with an exhibition of Robert Dash’s Florilegium paintings, a painterly exploration of flowers in exaggerated proportions with lush coloring.

Dates: Saturday and Sunday, March 24-25, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Madoo in Manhattan


The 5th annual Robert Dash Garden Design Lecture
Todd Longstaffe-Gowan

We are honored to welcome British Landscape Architect Todd Longstaffe-Gowan. Longstaffe-Gowan is Gardens Adviser to Historic Royal Palaces, Landscape Adviser to the Crown Estate Paving Commission in Regent’s Park and President, and founding member of the London Parks and Gardens Trust. Todd has taken on a range of diverse projects both in Britain and abroad, many of them have included an element of conservation. In March 2012 he and his colleague James Fox completed the redesign of Kensington Palace Gardens to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen.

Todd brings to his garden design a sense of the complexities of our relation to the past that is informed by his training and experience as an architect, landscape architect, cultural geographer and historian. He has a strong interest in the sculptural and dramatic potential of landscapes, and in the ways in which their aesthetic possibilities relate to the uses, activities and symbolic functions for which they are destined.

He is the author of several books, including The London Town Garden, 1700-1840 (Yale University Press, 2001), The Gardens and Parks at Hampton Court Palace (Francis Lincoln, 2005) and The London Square: Gardens in the Midst of Town (Yale University Press, 2012).

Dates: Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm, a reception will follow
Location: The Cosmopolitan Club, 122 East 66th Street, NYC
Member Fee: $125.00
Non-member Fee: $150.00
Dress Code: Jacket and tie for gentlemen. No jeans.