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EXPERIENCE MANITOGA: Design • Art • Nature Tour
May 13 @ 11:00 am - November 14 @ 3:30 pm$30.00
FRI, SAT, SUN and MON
May 13 through November 14
90 minutes; Fridays through Mondays at 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm*
$30 General Admission
*Times and availability vary by season.
Visit MANITOGA, the House, Studio and Woodland Garden of pioneer industrial designer, Russel Wright (1904-1976). Experience 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 experience qualify as a MODERATE HIKE including a 40 stone-step ascending stairway without rails or hand holds.
ACCESS to the Inner Quarry area with House and Studio is by ADVANCE RESERVATION ONLY. Tickets available online at visitmanitoga.org. Please review our Visitor Information section when planning your visit: https://www.visitmanitoga.org/visitor-information
THE DESIGN • ART • NATURE EXPERIENCE
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 before visitors cross a majestic waterfall over a wood plank bridge. Once at Dragon Rock, the House and Studio interiors are defined by expanses of glass, innovative materials use, and seamless connections to outside terraces. Guests are invited to explore the new Russel & Mary Wright Design Gallery, built to permanently display the Wrights’ ground-breaking designs for the American home at Manitoga. The experience concludes by following a stepping stone path over the Quarry Pool dam back to the Visitor/Guide House.
Design • Art • Nature Tours include 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. The Gallery will be included on all public tours through November 14 and highlighted on 2022 Collectors Tours.
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.