2019 COLLECTORS TOURS of MANITOGA
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Enjoy a late afternoon tour of the House, Studio and Woodland Garden with a special focus on Russel Wright's iconic designs for the American table and the relationship with the architecture and landscape of Manitoga. Visit includes special viewing of objects from the Russel Wright Design Collection and the temporary exhibition Collecting Modern: Gifts from the George R. Kravis II Collection.
Visitors meet at the Public Entrance: Manitoga, 584 Route 9D, Garrison, NY 10524
VIEWING OF THE HOUSE AND STUDIO ARE BY GUIDED TOUR ONLY
Visit MANITOGA, the House, Studio and Woodland Garden of pioneer industrial designer, Russel Wright (1904-1976). Tour Dragon Rock, Wright's experimental home which he built onto the rock ledge of an abandoned quarry while masterfully orchestrating the surrounding landscape into a series of outdoor rooms of varying character and delight.
Collector's Tour admission is $50. No discounts apply. Tours are led by professional guides and limited to 15 people.
PLEASE NOTE - THIS INCLUDES A MODERATE HIKE
THE TOUR EXPERIENCE
Visitors follow the upper Quarry Path to Dragon Rock. Along the way, the tour features stunning views of the House and Studio, an ascending stone staircase, a field of mountain laurel, and the exquisite moss room. Visitors approach Dragon Rock by crossing the majestic waterfall via a wood plank bridge. Interior spaces are defined by expanses of glass, innovative materials use, and seamless connections to outside terraces. The Tour concludes by following a stepping stone path over the Quarry Pool dam to the Visitor/Guide House.
As a part of the Artist Residency Program, Manitoga presents Close Your Physical Eye by Michele Oka Doner. Oka Doner's work and Wright's Manitoga are rooted in the sacredness of nature - its force, transcendence, eternal spirit, and timelessness.
The primal, elemental force of Fire and its diminished role in contemporary society have long held Oka Doner's artistic attention, and she continues her quest at Manitoga. An ancient trunk she foraged from Manitoga's woodlands will transform through fire into a darkened bronze Burning Star with sixteen points of candle light and will occupy the massive hearth of Dragon Rock's living room. Oka Doner gathered the bark of once mighty hemlock trees from Manitoga's forest floor and from these remains have emerged her gods and goddesses - six larger-than-life textured mono-prints on handmade paper, also derived from bark, that will be on view within the main House west gallery.
IMPORTANT TOUR INFORMATION
Visitors meet at Manitoga's Visitor/Guide House next to the parking lot located at 584 Route 9D in Garrison, NY. The guide will arrive just before the tour begins. Tours last 90 minutes and are conducted rain or shine. Please come prepared for the moderate hike portion: wear sensible walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather, including bug spray and sun screen as needed.
Visitors must be able to negotiate uneven ground, several bridge crossings with no handrails and a series of 40 stone steps. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A MODERATE HIKE.
Pets, backpacks, large bags, tripods, extension poles and selfie-sticks are not permitted.
For general inquiries, email email@example.com. PLEASE CALL 845-422-2380 if you are unavoidably delayed or will not make your scheduled tour.
Metro-North Riders: Take the train to Garrison Station. Make advance arrangements for a short taxi (845 446 8294) or Uber ride from the station to Manitoga, 584 Route 9D, Garrison, NY 10524. PLEASE NOTE: TAXI SERVICE MUST BE ARRANGED IN ADVANCE TO ENSURE AVAILABILITY. It is not advised to walk from the train station to Manitoga.
Manitoga / The Russel Wright Design Center (View)
Manitoga, 584 Route 9D
Garrison, NY 10524
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|