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Madoo in Manhattan 2020
With an abundance of caution we have decided to postpone Madoo in Manhattan. We will reschedule the lecture with Stephen Scanniello to later this spring. Pre-eminent rosarian, author, lecturer, and gardener Stephen Scanniello is presently the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden Curator for the New York Botanical Garden and rosarian for Elizabeth Park, the nation’s oldest public rose garden. He is a judge for the rose trials of Bagatelle in Paris since 1986 and president of the Heritage Rose Foundation. Stephen has been recognized by numerous honors including the Great Rosarian of the World Award in 2009, the 2013 Jane Righter Rose Medal from the Garden Club of America, of which he was made a lifetime member, and the American Horticultural Society’s Annual Book Award in 1998 for his book “A Year of Roses.”
Robert Dash: Printmaker
Our forthcoming summer studio exhibition, Robert Dash: Printmaker, will be open for preview during the third annual THAW FEST, on Saturday March 7, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with a talk by master printmaker Dan Welden at 11:00 a.m. The exhibition will then be on view by appointment only through May 15th, and then open to the public during our regular open hours, Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 4:00 p.m., through July 18, 2020.
Winter Lecture Series: Singular Gardens
March 15 – postponed
The Madoo Conservancy presents three winter lectures annually. This year’s theme is singular gardens—with each of our esteemed presenters discussing one specific landscape, including Kate Kerin from Innisfree Garden, Louis Bauer of Wave Hill, and Toshi Yano from Wethersfield. Thank you to all who joined us for our first two lectures; and we will keep you informed of a new date for our last lecture which is currently postponed.
We’ve begun the first phase of digitizing the Robert Dash archives as Madoo has been accepted into the Digitizing Local History Sources Project with LIU Post’s Palmer School of Library and Information Science, funded by the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation. This important step in preserving Dash’s illustrated journals, early exhibition announcements, photographs, and studio ephemera, will allow for future generations to view and reference Madoo’s archives.
New Ways to Give
We’ve grown up! The IRS has determined that we are now a public charity! Although we’ve been a 501(c)3 for twenty-five years, this new status allows us to receive gifts from grant-giving foundations that can only give to public charities, as well as a .05% every time you shop on Amazon Smile (of course we prefer you shop local) and select Madoo Conservancy as your charity of choice. Thank you for the many ways you give to Madoo!
Robert Dash Prints
A special selection of original lithographs and serigraphs by Robert Dash are available for sale here at Madoo Conservancy. Take home your very own piece of Madoo!
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Did You Know?
Now’s the time to plant spring blooming bulbs and and what fairer flower than the tulip is there? But try planting Species Tulips, a special class of tulip that have not been over-bred. They are the type found in Ottoman paintings and were probably around at the time of the tulip bubble in 1637. Try T. Clusiana (above), with its pretty candy cane coloring or T. Acuminata that has thin petals in orange and red making it look like a flame. Plus they tend to last for years.
by Alejandro Saralegui
With the start of winter upon us it is exciting to announce that Madoo has extended our season! In the garden we were delighted to host the Parrish Road Show this fall with Laurie Lambrecht’s site-specific installation Limn to Limb, October 5 through November 3. The renovation in 2016-17 of the summer house has allowed us to host exhibitions like the current Marina Adams: SongLines, on view through December 28. …Learn more
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