JULY 2020 Tours: House, Studio & Landscape of MANITOGA
PLEASE NOTE: Public tours will resume on Friday July 3 with ticket purchase available beginning June 15 for July and August tours ONLY. At this time, we are pleased to offer immersive, multi-sensory tour experiences that allow for smaller groups of family and friends through our Nature Art Design Tours and Private Tours. We will resume regular tour offerings when we are able to gather in groups larger than 15.
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On view in the main House: cycles of seeing by Anne Lindberg through Nov. 9, 2020 and Collecting Modern: Gifts from the George R. Kravis II Collection, iconic designs for the American home by Russel Wright through August 10, 2020.
NEW THIS SEASON: Friday 1:30pm and Saturday 3:30pm tours feature iForest by Pete M. Wyer, an immersive sound installation in Manitoga's woodland landscape. $30 per person; 2 hour tour includes extended moderate hike, July through September 2020.
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.
General admission is $25; $20 for Seniors, Students and Members of Manitoga, docomomo, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Native Plant Center and Storm King, and Metro-North Riders with proof of purchase*; $15 for children 5 to 12 years (children under 5 not permitted). Tours are led by professional guides and limited to 16 people. Advance online ticket purchase required.
PLEASE NOTE - THIS IS 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 rooms. Visitors approach Dragon Rock by crossing a 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 part of the Artist Residency Program, Manitoga presents work by New York based artist Anne Lindberg, and British composer Pete M. Wyer. Both works find inspiration in and community with Nature at Manitoga.
In her two-part drawing series cycles of seeing, Lindberg's palette of thousands of colored parallel lines will transition from cool to warm as summer becomes fall at Manitoga, reflecting concerns of time, sequence and causality. Lindberg's works unfold at the pace of her step as she pulls lines across a pliant mat board, and she finds context for her work within a long tradition of other walking artists. To these, we might add Russel Wright who routinely walked and was inspired by his seventy-five acres of woodlands through the years.
Near the House and Studio, Wright designed the Morning Path to lead east through a woodland bathed in early morning light. An offshoot of the path brings us to Pete M. Wyer's iForest within Wright's theatrical setting of towering boulders and framed views of the Hudson River Valley. Over twenty-four audio speakers will feature a 72-voice choir singing primarily in the indigenous Mohawk language a western response to the Mohawk Thanksgiving Ceremony.
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 wear sensible walking shoes and dress for weather.
Visitors must be at least 5 years old and 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.
For Saturday and Sunday 11am Tour ONLY: Take the Hudson Line train arriving Cold Spring station at 10:10 a.m. The Cold Spring Trolley ($4 round-trip, exact change/cash only) meets the train for the 11 a.m. Manitoga tour with a 12:30 p.m. return to Cold Spring.
IMPORTANT PLEASE READ: Disembark from train on town side, turn left, and follow the platform to the end toward sign for Cold Spring. DO NOT CROSS THE TRACKS TO THE RIVER SIDE. The Trolley is green and will be waiting near the small brick kiosk only until train departs. Show your train ticket at Manitoga's Visitor/Guide House for check-in.
Please note that if you miss the Trolley, you will need to take a taxi or Uber. Your admission ticket will not be refunded.
For other tour times and for hiking, take the train to Garrison Station. Make advance arrangements for a short taxi (845 265 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
|Minimum Age: 5|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|