The Chat

by Alejandro Saralegui

Dear Friends,

With autumn upon us it is exciting to announce that Madoo will be extending our season! The renovation in 2016-17 of the summer house has allowed us to host exhibitions like the current Fields and Fences 1998-99, Paintings by Robert Dash, on view through November 2. In the garden we are delighted to host the Parrish Road Show with Laurie Lambrecht’s site-specific installation Limn to Limb opening on October 5. Come see Laurie’s photo-based weavings in the garden. On Thanksgiving weekend we are very pleased to present SongLines an exhibition of paintings by Marina Adams.

Adams has recently been hailed in ArtForum as “…among the best abstract painters around.” This is just a sampling of the programs we are creating to reinvigorate the garden.

I hope you will enjoy the enclosed pamphlet from our past spring/summer exhibition celebrating our 25th anniversary as a public garden. It was quite a milestone for the conservancy marked by a dramatic increase in visitors and a new garden featuring a Cornus controversa ‘Variegata’, commonly known as the wedding cake tree.

Won’t you consider making a donation to Madoo or renewing your membership? Your past gifts have been much appreciated and are needed more than ever as Madoo increases its scope. Please use the enclosed form or visit

Thank you again for being a great friend to Madoo!

Alejandro Saralegui, Director

PS: Keep in mind that we have two suites of beautiful Robert Dash prints available for purchase at