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.
HOUSE, STUDIO & LANDSCAPE TOURS
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 that the landscape portion of the tour is a moderate hike.
2018 Tour Season: May 18 to November 12
FRI, SAT, SUN and MON
11am and 1:30pm
3:30pm on select Saturdays: May 26, July 7, Aug. 4, Sept. 1, and Oct. 6
General admission is $20; Seniors-62 and Over/ Students/ Manitoga Members/ docomomo/ National Trust and Storm King Art Center members $15; and $10 for children 5 to 12. Tours are led by professional guides and limited to 15 people.
Also featuring INK: The Color of Manitoga by Japanese artist Kazumi Tanaka who who will create natural inks from plant specimens she collects in Manitoga's woodland garden. From the color inks, a series of paintings will evolve.
Tanaka will employ her technical skills as a woodworker and antique furniture restorer to create a visually compelling Lab within the main House west gallery. Visitors are invited into the Lab to experience the physical transformation from actual landscape to painting
To purchase tickets online at BrownPaperTickets, click on the MONTH listed below:
Public Entrance: Manitoga, 584 Route 9D, Garrison, NY 10524. Visitors meet at the Manitoga Visitor/Guide House next to the parking lot.
If you are unavoidably delayed or will not make your scheduled tour, please call 845-422-2380.
For information about Group Tours and Private Tours, please see below.
THE TOUR EXPERIENCE
Tours begin with a short film about Wright's life and design legacy. Visitors then 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.
IMPORTANT TOUR INFORMATION
Tours last 90 minutes and are conducted rain or shine. Please wear sensible walking shoes and dress for weather. Visitors must be able to negotiate uneven ground, several bridge crossings with no handrails and a series of 40 stone steps.
PLEASE NOTE: Pets, backpacks, large bags, tripods, extension poles and selfie-sticks are not permitted.
Please note that ticket purchases are non-refundable once sales close two hours before the tour is scheduled to begin. Refunds need to be requested directly from BrownPaperTickets.com at 1-800-838-3006. Please have your ticket numbers available.
After close of sales, Manitoga can assist in rescheduling your tour within the tour season of the calendar year. Our office number is 845-424-3812.
Photos: Dining Area: Tara Wing Photography; Studio: Rob Penner; Meadow: Manitoga Archives