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A walk around Nemacolin Woodlands Resort is quite simply a study in world renowned art. From the walls to the grounds, art of various mediums: paintings, sculptures, furniture, glasswork and historical artifacts are showcased for guest enjoyment. Our founder, Joseph A. Hardy III, has always shown a great appreciation for art and an even greater passion for sharing his personal collection with others.

For more information or to purchase from the Nemacolin Gallery or the Hardy Family Art Collection, please contact Melanie Werner, Art Curator at 724.329.6315 or via email. Please contact a Resort Reservations Specialist at 855.273.7146 for reservations requests and availability.


Art Collection Tours

Art Tours

Piece of the Berlin Wall with an American flag banner draped over top.

Consisting of over 1,000 individual pieces, the multi-million dollar Hardy Family Art Collection graces all aspects of the resort from the Presidential Suite to the Auto Toy Store. The Collection includes artists such as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Alexander Calder, Fernando Botero, Clarice Smith, Giampaolo Seguso, Frederic Remington, Tiffany Studios, Frank Stella, George Hetzell, Manolo Valdes and more.

Rate:  Complimentary
Hours:  Tuesday - Friday & Sunday: 3:30 pm

Important Details: Based on Resort occupancy. Please ask about Private Tours and viewings that can be arranged.  

Indoor Curator's Tour

This in-depth tour begins with a complimentary glass of wine while we share with you the history of the Nemacolin Art Collection. Beginning in the Chateau Lafayette lobby, you will be escorted through the Chateau Lafayette and the Lodge to view some of Nemacolin’s hidden art gems.

Rate: $30 Per Person
Hours: Saturday: 3:30 pm

Outdoor Sculpture Tour

This 60-minute driving tour begins at the Chateau Lafayette port cochere and highlights 25 of Nemacolin’s top sculptures through out property, including works by Botero, William Barrett, Glenna Goodacre, Jim Rennert and others. The tour culminates at Reflection, Nemacolin’s newest space housing dozens of contemporary paintings and sculptures.

Rate: $30 Per Person
Hours: Saturday: 10:00 am

Important Details: Both specialty tours are typically led by Nemacolin's Art Curator. Reservations are are required.



Art Classes

Class: Totally Tiffany

Explore the art of stained glass in the manner of Louis Comfort Tiffany or Frank Lloyd Wright! Guests of all ages can create a window cling for your home. Nemacolin’s Tiffany Collection serves as inspiration for these hand crafted organic designs, and Frank Lloyd Wright, (who inspired Nemacolin’s Falling Rock) stays true to the geometric patterns of the arts and crafts prairie-style period. 

Rate:  $60 Per Person
Hours: 
Friday: 1:00 pm

Important Details: Reservations are required. Not recommended for children under the age of 12. Class held at Reflection across from Membership Headquarters. Shuttle service is available.

Class: Positively Painting

Flex creative muscles you never knew existed during this 90-minute, instructor guided painting event. Have fun, relax, and take home your own positively wonderful acrylic on canvas masterpiece.

Rate: $60 Per Person
Hours: Wednesday & Saturday: 1:00 pm

Important Details: Reservations required. Please meet at Salvador Dali Art Studio. Shuttle service is available.

Watercolor Master Class

November 6-8, 2017
Painters of all levels can learn to bring expressive and creative portraits and figures to life in watercolor, taught by artist Peggi Habets. Enjoy three days of creating, learning, and inspiration in a brand-new studio space on the grounds. 

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Class: Mix it Up with Ceramics

Use traditional ceramic techniques to make decorative items for your home. Try your hand at creating clay bowls or magnets to accent interior décor.

Rate: $60 Per Person
Hours: Thursday & Friday: 3:00 pm

Important Details: Reservations required. Please meet at the Salvador Dali Art Studio. Material consists of an air-drying clay.

Class: Painterly Prints

Gelatin printing is an exciting art process filled with experimentation and personal expression. Unleash your inner-artist and create modern masterpieces to rival Warhol!  Our instructor tailors the class to any level of talent and no prior art experience is necessary.

Rate: $60 Per Person
Hours: Saturday: 3:00 pm & Sunday: 1:00 pm

Important Details: Reservations required. Please meet at the Salvador Dali Art Studio.

Open Studio

Open Studio welcomes and encourages guests to relax destress or experiment at your own pace or participate in guided art activities led by Nemacolin’s Art Instructor. Discover the wellness properties that creating art in a relaxed setting can offer. Walk-ins welcome.

Rates: 30-Minute: $25 | 60-Minute: $40 | 90-Minute: $60 | 120-Minute: $80
Hours:
 Thursday: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm / Friday - Sunday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Important Details: Open to guests of all ages. Walk-ins welcome. Please meet at the Salvador Dali Art Studio.

Touchstone Center for Crafts

Guests of Nemacolin Woodlands Resort that are interested in more intensive art class offerings are encouraged to visit Touchstone Center for Crafts, located just five miles from the resort. Founded in 1972, this unique craft school has expanded to include contemporary and experimental techniques in addition to traditional and historic methods in disciplines such as blacksmithing, ceramics, glass, and more. Reserve your stay and enjoy luxurious Nemacolin lodging amenities while exploring one of Touchstone’s week-long or weekend courses taught by some of North America’s finest artists and artisans.

For more information about Touchstone’s offerings, or to book a course, please visit touchstonecrafts.org or contact the center at 724.329.1370.


Museums & Gallery

Nemacolin Gallery

Hallway of gold framed paintings of landscapes.

It’s no secret that the Hardy family enjoys collecting fine art. Perhaps we have inspired you to start or add to your own collection. Located in the Chateau Lafayette adjacent to the Chateau Signature Boutique, this gallery space is dedicated to showcasing the talents of both national and international artists. The exhibits change throughout the year, hosting Meet the Artists nights for each show.

Hours: Daily: 24-Hours

Important Details: The gallery is open 24 hours a day for viewing. Purchases can be made through the Chateau Signature Boutique, or through the Front Desk after shop hours.

Woodlands Auto Toy Store

Collection of brightly colored vintage cars.

The Woodlands Auto Toy Store opened in September 2000 and features a unique aspect of the Hardy Family Art Collection by displaying a wide variety of rare and antique automobiles. After perusing these fine motor coaches, check out the Pitcairn PA-8 and de Haviland Moth Minor in the Pride and Joy Airplane Hanger, along with a vintage U.S. Mail Truck and other unique pieces. Click Here to view the collection.

Hours: Daily: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Important Details: Please contact Security at 724.329.6121 for entry. The Auto Toy Store is located across from the Airplane Hangar and next to the Salvador Dali Art Studio.

Nemacolin Shell Collection

Display of sea shells.

Shorelines around the world are all covered with nature's treasures and now hundreds of these precious shells have been placed on display here at Nemacolin. The sampling of shells in this collection reflects the diversity of mollusks. These animals have inhabited Earth for hundreds of millions of years and have diversified into an estimated 85,000 species. The collection contains specimens of four classes of mollusks: Gastropods, Bivalves, Scaphopods, and Cephalopods. 

Hours: Daily: 24-Hours

Important Details: Located off the elevator, on the first floor near the Tavern.

Pride & Joy Airplane Hangar

Green vintage airplane

Located at the end of Nemacolin's airstrip, the Pride and Joy Vintage Airplane Hangar is open for the public and includes a private collection of vintage planes, including a 1931 Pitcarin PA-8. This rare and classic plane, fully restored and airworthy was once in the collection of the late movie star and Hollywood icon Steve McQueen.

Hours: Daily: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Important Details: Please contact Security at 724.329.6121 for entry. The Airplane Museum is located at the end of the Airstrip behind the CaddyShack.


REFLECTION

Situated at the peak of the resort, Reflection is filled with contemporary artwork and presents scenic views overlooking three states: Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia. Reflection hosts select art classes as well as various wellness classes for the mind, body and spirit.

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For more information on Nemacolin's art collection and classes, please contact a Resort Reservations Specialist at 855.273.7146.

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