Mission

MANITOGA / The Russel Wright Design Center ensures that the extraordinary spirit of place of Manitoga and the timeless design vision that inspired its creation are preserved and shared.

It is our mission to:

Preserve Manitoga as the embodiment of Russel Wright’s design philosophy and his life’s work.

Demonstrate the power of land reclamation, respect for the environment, and integration in design.

Inspire creativity and enhance the lives of many.

Celebrate good design for living in creative harmony with nature through tours, programs, and events.

MISSION 

MANITOGA / The Russel Wright Design Center ensures that the extraordinary spirit of place of Manitoga and the timeless design vision that inspired its creation are preserved and shared.

It is our mission to:

  • Preserve Manitoga as the embodiment of Russel Wright’s design philosophy and his life’s work.
  • Demonstrate the power of land reclamation, respect for the environment, and integration in design.
  • Inspire creativity and enhance the lives of many.
  • Celebrate good design for living in creative harmony with nature through tours, programs, and events.

Lead annual support for Manitoga is provided by:

William Burback & Peter Hofmann, Joe Chapman, Christopher Jara & Donald Taffurelli, Tom Krizmanic, Jack & Cheryl Lenhart, Gary & Laura Maurer, David M. McAlpin, Ralph E. Ogden Foundation, Marilyn & Jim Simons, and W.I.L.D. Foundation.

Manitoga's general operations and programs are made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation - ZBGA Program and Environmental Protection Fund.

 

 

Photos Top to Bottom: Dragon Rock, Vivian Linares; Summer Nature & Design Camp,        Lori Moss