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AUGUST 2020 Tours: MANITOGA Nature, Art, Design
Manitoga / The Russel Wright Design Center
Garrison, NY
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AUGUST 2020 Tours: MANITOGA Nature, Art, Design
In keeping with New York State health and safety guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are pleased to offer an immersive, multi-sensory tour experience to the public that allows for smaller groups of family and friends. Visitors will experience the grounds, House and Studio at Manitoga as a mindful and orchestrated movement through and dialogue with nature as envisioned by designer Russel Wright. Educators will be on hand to direct visitor flow and provide highlights.

Please visit our website's Health & Safety section for more information.

On view in the Landscape: iForest by composer Pete M. Wyer through Sept. 30, 2020.

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.


Visitors arrive at the Public Entrance for timed visits: Manitoga, 584 Route 9D, Garrison, NY 10524.  
Tours by advance booking only.
Timed visits for family & friends up to 2, 4 and 6.
Two cars maximum per group.
Please arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before your allotted time.
If you miss your timed entry, your slot will be forfeited without refund.
Face coverings are required for all visitors and staff.
You will be checked in by a site monitor.
Please be sure to follow direction from all Manitoga staff while on the property.
Practice social distancing while onsite.
There is limited use of public restrooms.  
Children must be at least 5 years old to attend.

Tickets are valid for the reserved time and date only - non-refundable, non-transferable.
Tours are conducted rain or shine - please check the weather when purchasing tickets.

ACCESS to the Inner Quarry area with House and Studio is by TOUR RESERVATION 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.

PLEASE NOTE  Parts of the Tour qualify as a MODERATE HIKE including a 40 stone-step ascending stairway and an inclined foot path to access the sound installation iForest. Both are without rails or hand holds.  


Visitors follow the upper Quarry path to enjoy stunning views of the Quarry Pool, House and Studio. An ascending stone stair leads to a mountain laurel grove and the exquisite moss rooms. Visitors cross a majestic waterfall over a wood plank bridge and proceed into the woodlands to experience the sound installation iForest within Wrights theatrical setting of towering boulders and framed views of the Hudson River Valley. Once at Dragon Rock, interiors 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 back to the Visitor/Guide House.  

As part of the 2020 Artist Residency program, Manitoga presents, through September, Pete M. Wyers iForest - twenty-four audio speakers feature a 72-voice choir singing primarily in the indigenous Mohawk language a western response to the Mohawk Thanksgiving Ceremony. Through mid-November, artist Anne Lindberg's luminous large-scale drawings cycles of seeing will be on view in the main House. 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.  


Tours last approximately 90 minutes and are held rain or shine. Please wear sensible outdoor walking shoes for uneven ground and dress for weather.  

Visitors must be at least 5 years old and all 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 tours@visitmanitoga.org. PLEASE CALL 845-422-2380 if you are unavoidably delayed or will not make your scheduled tour.


Manitoga / The Russel Wright Design Center (View)
584 Route 9D
Garrison, NY 10524
United States


Arts > Visual
Education > Tours
Other > Green

Minimum Age: 5
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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