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Walking Tour: Manitoga/The Russel Wright Design Center

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Located in Garrison, NY, Manitoga is the former home and 75-acre woodland garden of American industrial designer Russel Wright (1904-1976).  Manitoga is a National Historic Landmark, an Affiliate Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and one of the few twentieth century modern homes with original landscape open to the public.  Manitoga/The Russel Wright Design Center stewards Manitoga as the embodiment of Wright’s design philosophy and life’s work and celebrates good design for living in creative harmony with nature. The Manitoga tour includes Russel Wright’s home, studio and woodland garden.  The tour begins with 45 minutes in the landscape, with an introduction to Wright’s vision of land reclamation, his philosophy of designing in harmony with nature, and his innovative use of native plants. The next 45 minutes are spent in his home and studio, looking further into Wright’s use of natural elements in design and observing examples of his belief that “good design is for everyone.”  The Manitoga tour includes uneven walking surfaces both in the home and in the landscape. Participants must navigate a series of 44 outdoor stone steps and two water crossings (one without handrails). 


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1 Sessions
Weekly - Thu





Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
6/11/2020 - 6/11/2020 Weekly - Thu 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM TBD N.A.