three women in garden

At the Madoo Conservancy, Hosts Jacoba Urist and Sarah Harrelson Celebrate the Launch of Cultured ’s Hamptons Edition

Is there any better place to encounter a spot of unseasonably rain than wine glass in hand at a stunning Hamptons garden? On the evening of July 16, Cultured founder and editor-in-chief Sarah Harrelson and Cultured arts editor Jacoba Urist hosted an intimate summer garden party at the Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack, New York. Guests gathered amid the lush flora and greenery to celebrate the launch of Cultured’s inaugural Hamptons edition, a special issue dedicated to art and culture on the East End.

In the enchanting garden, Harrelson and Urist mingled with artists, collectors, curators and creatives alike including Casey Fremont, Brandon Crowe, Carolyn Tate Angel, Adam Shopkorn, Enoc Perez, Eden Williams, Sheree Hovsepian, Yvonne Force Villareal, Laura Dubin-Wander, Elizabeth Kurpis and Dalia Oberlander. Attendees were encouraged to explore the beauty and biodiversity of the grounds as well as the Madoo Conservancy’s current exhibition, “Robert Harms: Paintings,” while enjoying a glass—or a few—of Wölffer Estate’s crisp and refreshing Summer in a Bottle rosé. Thumbing through the Hamptons edition, guests were delighted to dive deeper into the breadth of talent out East, including the must-see exhibitions, intimate studio visits with artists and profiles on art community members making change for the better. All guests went home with their own copy to guide them through the summer.

Just under two acres large, the Madoo Conservancy seeks to educate and inspire its visitors through nature and art. Designed by artist and writer Robert Dash in 1967, the ever-changing organic garden offers a haven for creativity, community and culture. Dedicated to the preservation of both the ecological and artistic imagination of its garden, the Madoo Conservancy was the perfect location to spend an evening devoted to recognizing and reporting on the myriad of creative talents in the Hamptons.