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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.

To book an art class or to tour the collection, please contact a Resort Reservations Specialist at 888.420.1587.


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. The collection includes artists such as Fernando Botero, Clarice Smith, Giampaolo Seguso, Frederic Remington, Tiffany Studios, Frank Stella, George Hetzell and more.

Rate:  Complimentary
Hours: Wednesday & Sunday: 3:30 pm, Friday: 5:00 pm

Important Details: Based on resort occupancy. Please ask about private tours that can be arranged.


Audubon Viewings

Guests can view a page from our Audubon collection each day. Private viewings are available with 24-hour advanced reservation.

Important Details: Located in the Hardy Library. Advanced reservation required for private viewings. 

Indoor Curator's Tour

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

Rate: $30 Per Person
Hours: Reopens May 2018

Outdoor Sculpture Tour

This 60-minute driving tour begins at the Chateau Lafayette and highlights 25 of Nemacolin’s top sculptures throughout 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: Reopens May 2018

View a Sampling of Our Sculptures >

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


Art Classes

Class: Totally Tiffany

Explore the art of stained glass and create a vinyl window cling that mimics the beauty of this style. Nemacolin’s Tiffany Collection serves as inspiration for these faux stained glass designs.

Rate:  $60 Per Person
Hours: 
Friday: 1:00 pm
Location: Salvador Dali Art Studio

Important Details: Reservations are required. For safety, real glass is not used in this process. 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: Thursday & Friday: 3:00 pm, Saturday: 1:00 pm
Location: Salvador Dali Art Studio

Important Details: Reservations are required. Shuttle service is available.

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
Location: Salvador Dali Art Studio

Important Details: Reservations are required. Shuttle service is available.

Open Studio

Open Studio welcomes guests to relax, destress and experiment at their own pace or participate in guided art activities led by Nemacolin’s Art Instructor.
Seasonal Art Project: Loom Knitting a warm winter scarf. No prior knitting knowledge required. 

Rates: 30-Minute: $25 | 60-Minute: $40 | 90-Minute: $60 | 120-Minute: $80 | Seasonal Art Project: $40
Hours:
 Thursday: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm, Friday: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Salvador Dali Art Studio 

Important Details: Open to guests of all ages. Walk-ins welcome. Shuttle service is available.

Touchstone Center for Crafts

Resort guests that are interested in more intensive art class offerings are encouraged to visit Touchstone Center for Crafts, located just five miles from the resort. This unique craft school includes 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. Located in the Chateau Lafayette and along the halls of the Chateau Signature boutique, this gallery space is dedicated to showcasing the talents of artists from around the globe and change throughout the year.

Hours: Daily: 24-Hours

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

Woodlands Auto Toy Store

Collection of brightly colored vintage cars.

The Woodlands Auto Toy Store features a unique aspect of the Hardy Family Art Collection by displaying a wide variety of rare and antique automobiles. 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 and contains specimens of four classes of mollusks: Gastropods, Bivalves, Scaphopods, and Cephalopods. 

Hours: Daily: 24-Hours

Important Details: Located on the first floor of the Lodge near the Tavern restaurant.

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 of the property and beyond. 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 888.420.1587.

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