2022 Sunset Tours

When:
October 22, 2022 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
2022-10-22T17:00:00-04:00
2022-10-22T19:00:00-04:00
Where:
MANITOGA / The Russel Wright Design Center
584 NY-9D
Garrison
NY 10524
Contact:
(845) 424-3812
Enjoy a late afternoon in-depth tour of the House, Studio and Woodland Garden. Then soak up the majestic sunset with a glass of wine and conversation with other design enthusiasts on Dragon Rock’s terraces, overlooking the Quarry Pool.
$100 per person; includes wine and charcuterie at the Main House
Advance reservations required
THE SUNSET 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. Guests are invited to enjoy a spread with wine and charcuterie at the main House. The Tour concludes by following a stepping stone path over the Quarry Pool dam to the Visitor/Guide House.
Sunset 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.