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October 15 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm$50.00
COLLECTORS TOUR – $50 per person
Collectors Tours are offered on the following Saturdays:
May 28, July 16, August 20, September 17, October 15 from 3:30-5pm and November 12 3-4:30pm.
Space is limited to 12 people per tour, advance reservations required. Buy tickets at visitmanitoga.org
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 the architecture and landscape of Manitoga. Visit includes special viewing of objects from Manitoga’s Design Collection in the new Russel & Mary Wright Design Gallery at Manitoga.
Please review our VISITOR INFORMATION section when planning your visit: https://www.visitmanitoga.org/visitor-information
THE COLLECTORS 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. Manitoga’s Director of Collections, Interpretation and Conservation greets guests in the House with an in-depth presentation of the new Russel & Mary Wright Design Gallery and provides a look at additional rare items from Manitoga’s Collections. The Tour concludes by following a stepping stone path over the Quarry Pool dam to the Visitor/Guide House.
Collectors Tours highlight The Russel & Mary Wright Design Gallery at Manitoga, featuring over 200 objects from the Wrights’ ground-breaking designs for the American home, with lead support from the Henry Luce Foundation.
On view in the House & Studio: Formafantasma at Manitoga’s Dragon Rock: Designing Nature in collaboration with Magazzino Italian Art
On view in the Landscape: Tea House by designers Yoshihiro Sergel & Diana Mangaser
Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin of the Italian design duo Formafantasma present a selection of works in dialogue with the House, Studio and surrounding landscape at Manitoga. The installation focuses primarily on their early works in which the use of materials and preference for the organic encounter – in both familiar and unexpected ways – Russel Wright’s experimental attitude and his vision of an architecture in harmony with nature. Formafantasma and Wright share a broad design reach, across medium and scale, from object to environment. Although separated by almost a century, both address environmental concerns and ask if design can be a steward of nature and our future.