Keeping an eye on Manitoga in 2012.
Recently named to the 2012 World Monuments Watch, Manitoga is the name Russel Wright gave to his home, studio and 75-acre sculpted landscape in Garrison, New York. "This is a monumental achievement," said Massimo Vignelli upon hearing that Manitoga received this designation, joining former Watch sites like Peru's Machu Picchu, the Cultural Landscape of the Great Wall of China, and Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesen in Wisconsin. Monumental, indeed. I had the pleasure of visiting Manitoga two years ago and wrote about my experience in All a twitter about Russel Wright. Tours of the Wright home and studio are available May-October. Four miles of hiking trails through the landscape can be explored year-round. To help support Manitoga, go to russelwrightcenter.org.