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. All 2019 Tours feature: Close Your Physical Eye by acclaimed artist Michele Oka Doner and Gifts from the George R. Kravis II Collection, iconic designs by Russel Wright. Please note that the landscape portion of the tour is a moderate hike.
DATES & TIMES:
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays
May 10 through November 11, 2019
11am and 1:30pm
3:30pm on select Saturdays as follows:
May: 25; June: 1, 15; July: 6, 27; August: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; September: 7, 28;
October: 5, 12, 26; November 2, 9
Availability is subject to change.
Advance reservations required.
Tours are led by professional guides. Children under 5 are not permitted.
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.
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