Art Collection

The Hardy Family Art Collection

Art Collection>        art Classes>        Museums & Gallery>

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 on the Nemacolin Gallery or the Hardy Family Art Collection, please contact Melanie Werner, Art Curator at 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 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, 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

Art Studio Class

Woman smiling with wine holding a painting canvas.

Discover your creative side in the relaxed setting of Nemacolin’s art studio. Create a masterpiece of your choosing on canvas, pallet boards, wine glasses, mason jars or tile mosaics. Please arrive 20 minutes in advance of class to select your favorite beverage, then choose your subject matter and materials for your own masterpiece.  

Rate:  $60 Per Person
Hours:  Friday - Sunday: 9:00 am - 11:00 am & 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Important Details: Reservations are required. Welcomes guests of all ages. Class is approximately 2 hours in length. Please meet at the Salvador Dali Art Studio.

Open Studio

Paint Brushes

Spend an hour or more unwinding with a relaxing art activity of your choosing! Destress with a coloring book, create a seasonal decoration, or craft a mini-version of a painting on pallet, a wine glass or tile mosaic. Choice of beverage included, reservations are not required. 

Rates: Starting at $35 Per Person
Hours: Friday - Sunday through December 24: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday - Saturday, December 25-31: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Important Details: Welcomes guests of all ages. Please arrive prior to 3:30 pm to participate. Open studio is held 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 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 Nemacolin Gallery or the Hardy Family Art Collection, please contact Melanier Werner, Art Curator at Please contact a Resort Reservations Specialist at 866.344.6957 or visit our online Stay Planner for reservations requests and availability.


    Christmas Holiday
    Daily | 12/22/16 - 12/28/16
    New Year's Holiday
    Thu - Sun | 12/29/16 - 01/02/17
    Balance & Harmony Retreat: Healing Art of Massage
    Fri - Sun | 01/27/17 - 01/29/17
    WinterFest Weekend
    Sat | 02/04/17

    In The News

    Golf Advisor
    December 02, 2016
    Everyone's a winner: Hit the jackpot with America's 21 top casino golf courses
    MSN Lifestyle
    December 02, 2016
    10 Fun-Filled Winter Vacations for Dog-Lovers
    December 02, 2016
    Life-sized dream: Gingerbread house at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
    December 02, 2016
    Nemacolin's new sweet retreat
    Associated Press
    December 02, 2016
    Pennsylvania resort chef builds life-size gingerbread house
    December 02, 2016
    Nemacolin chef creates life-size gingerbread house
    DC Refined
    December 02, 2016
    6 romantic mini-moon destinations and how to plan the getaway

    Join E-Mail Club

    Reserve Your Stay


    Get a new challenge Get an audio challenge Get a visual challenge Help

    Enter both words above, separated by a space
    Enter the numbers you hear

    Hide Thumbnails