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The Hardy Family Art Collection

Art Collection

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. 

Art Collection

Art Tours

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

Consisting of nearly 1,000 individual pieces and valued at over $45 million, the 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, Howard Behrens, J.J. Audubon, Frank Stella and more.

Please ask about the Private Group Tour Packages that can be arranged.

Art Extourdinaire

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 Nemacolin. As the tour begins, you will be escorted around the Chateau Lafayette and the Lodge for exclusive access to view some of Nemacolin’s rarely seen hidden art gems. A few of the most rare and valuable pieces in the $45 million collection will be revealed when you complete the tour with a stroll through the resort's main floor.

Creative Classes

Adult Creative Classes

Woman smiling with wine holding a painting canvas.

Create & Sip
This instructional arts class will have you creating masterpieces in no time! Create artwork themed to the season while relaxing with a glass of wine - or two!

Paint & Sip
Wake up on Saturday morning to a sweet Mimosa or spicy Bloody Mary and create artwork themed to the season while relaxing which each stroke for the brush.

Important Details: Must be at least 21 years with vaild ID. Please see Experience Desk for location. For more information, please contact the Experience Department at 724.329.6163.

My Little Masterpiece

Father and son painting a craft.

Instructional arts class geared toward children and beginner artists will have them creating seasonal themed masterpieces. Creativity has no age limits, so adults and parents are welcome to participate in crafting and painting as well!

Important Information: Please see Experience Desk for location. For more information, please contact the Experience Department at 724.329.6163.

Museums & Galleries

Nemacolin Galleries

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. At the Nemacolin Galleries, you can do just that. Located in the Chateau Lafayette adjacent to the Chateau Signature Boutique, this gallery space is dedicated to sharing the talents of local, regional 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 Woodlands Resort.

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

Pride & Joy Airplane Hanger

Green vintage airplane

Located at the end of Nemacolin's airstrip, the Pride and Joy Vintage Airplane Hanger 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 ext. 6121 for entry. The Airplane Museum is located at the end of the Airstrip behind the CaddyShack and across from The Links golf course.

For more information on the Hardy Family Art Collection, please contact a Resort Sales Specialist at 866.344.6957.


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