Manitoga: The Russel Wright Design Center

 

Some of us enjoyed a lecture about Manitoga; time has come to go see it!

*** Departure Time is tentative based on RSVP ***

Russel Wright's mid 20th century designs transformed the appearance of the American home. His objects were exceedingly popular in their day, and they have become sought-after decorative arts items today. Most frequently, his objects were generated in large quantities for mass consumption, reaching every corner of the country. Occasionally, however, he designed singular items for testing the development possibilities for new visions.

You can visit his house & studio or simply hike the estate (check the youtube video below).

We will meet mid-morning at Grand Central and take the train to Garrison (or if there are cars, we can car pool). For those interested, we can walk (about 45 min) to the estate, or ensure that a cab is waiting for us. Both group will meet at the estate where we can enjoy a picnic (bring your own). Afterward, you can decide to take the tour (buy your ticket in advance with link below) or simply enjoy the grounds.

More info: http://www.russelwrightcenter.org/

Some pictures: http://djhuppatz.blogspot.com/2010/01/russel-wright-manitoga.html

How to register:

- Buy your ticket online: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/234622 (Oct 20 - 1:30pm).

- Get on the waiting list and answer the question when you RSVP.

*** Note that this is a general guided tour (they don't do group tours except for students and experts) so register early ***

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  • Christian

    The article where you read it first: http://travel.nytimes.com/2006/05/26/travel/26trip.html

    October 21, 2012

  • Christian

    There was Dejeuner sur l'herbe by Manet, now it's Lunch on the Moss. Such a nice place, relaxing day, appeasing and intriguing vistas. When do we go back?

    October 21, 2012

  • Anthony

    Comme toujours excellent organization by Christian for a beautiful Fall outing with lovely company.

    October 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Same as Less, I didn't notice at first I needed to buy a ticket for the visit. It's done now! Thanks and see you very soon.

    September 25, 2012

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