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The Hardy Family Art Collection

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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 866.344.6957 or visit our online Stay Planner 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:  Sunday - Friday: 3:30 pm

Based on Resort occupancy. Please ask about Private Tours or Audubon viewings that can be arranged.  

Curator's Tour

Stained glass featuring an outdoor landscape of vines and hills.

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

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

Typically led by Nemacolin's Art Curator.

Art Classes

Class: Book It!

Ahhh, the beauty of a hand-crafted journal! Creating a memory book, photo album or personal diary using traditional bookbinding techniques is fun and easy! During this 90-minute class, our instructor helps you custom craft your very own journal-sized book. Capture your memories in a book you can call your own.

Rate:  $60 Per Person
Friday: 3:00 pm

Important Details: Reservations are required. Not recommended for children under the age of 12. Please meet at the Salvador Dali Art Studio.

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: Saturday: 1:00 pm

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

Class: Mix it up with Ceramics

Mix modern and traditional ceramic techniques and make eye-catching, decorative items for your home. Try your hand at creating ceramic bowls to hold prized accessories or to accent interior décor.

Rate: $60 Per Person
Hours: Thursday: 3:00 pm & Friday: 1:00 pm

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

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
 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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

Important Details: Please contact Security at extension 6121 for entry. The Airplane Museum is located at the end of the Airstrip behind the CaddyShack.

For more information, please contact a Resort Reservations Specialist at 866.344.6957 or visit our online Stay Planner for reservations requests and availability.


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