2020 COLLECTORS TOURS of MANITOGA
PLEASE NOTE: Public tours will resume on Friday July 10 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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NEW THIS YEAR: The Russel Wright Design Gallery, featuring over 200 objects that illuminate Mary and Russel Wright's ground-breaking design legacy in America, opens September 12th with lead support from the Henry Luce Foundation. The Gallery will be featured during both the September 19 and November 7 Collectors Tours, and included on public tours through November 9.
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 Manitoga's architecture and landscape. Visit includes special viewing of objects from Manitoga's 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 16 people. Advance online ticket purchase required.
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 Anne Lindberg's luminous large-scale drawings cycles of seeing in the main House July 10 through November 9.
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 including William Wordsworth, Rebecca Solnit, and Virginia Woolf. To Lindberg's list of walking artists, we might add Russel Wright who routinely walked his seventy-five acres of woodlands over many years, observing, mapping and refining Manitoga's footpaths and trails and placing his house and studio as part of a mindful and orchestrated movement through and dialogue with nature.
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 (845-265-8294) 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.
Please note that ticket purchases are non-refundable once sales close two hours before the tour is scheduled to begin.
Manitoga / The Russel Wright Design Center (View)
Manitoga, 584 Route 9D
Garrison, NY 10524
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|