Private Museum Info
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Name:

The Madoo Conservancy


Address:

618 Sagg Main St

Sagaponack, New York

USA

11962


 

Hours:

Fridays and Saturdays. Noon to 4:00 p.m.. Through September 17.


 

Contact:

(631) 537-8200

Private Museum Description
Over the last forty years, artist and writer Robert Dash established a green, organic encyclopedia of gardening on two acres of land in Sagaponack, featuring Tudor, High Renaissance, early Greek, as well as Oriental garden influences. The myriad greens that abound in the garden, some alongside daring colors on railings, gates, windows and doors, together with innovative pruning techniques, all display an artistic genius at work. However, within this very original vision, an indigenous pattern surfaces. The continual introduction of native plants, the placement of a wheel-away bench (a rarely seen native design), a millstone, still in its barn, and migrant shack on the property pay homage to generations past. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, Madoo’s residences also display interiors of exceptional and distinctive design, like the spiral staircase constructed of fallen timbers from the last hurricane as well as a bed designed to make one feel as though one is sleeping in the forest. Madoo is rich with 20th Century literary and artistic history as well-framed poems by Koethe, Ashbery, Schuyler and Guest, who visited many times and composed some of their work here, letters from the likes of Georgia O’Keefe and Fairfield Porter, as well as the art work of many notables, including Mr. Dash’s own.

Admission Details
Admission is $10.00 for a self-guided tour.