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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 844.289.3760.


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.

Tours: Wednesday & Sunday: 3:30 pm, Friday: 5 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 in the Hardy Library. Private viewings of this world-renowned book are available.

Viewing: 24-hours advanced reservations required for this private tour.

 

Fall Fitness Tour - A Fitness Walk for Heart and Soul 

Let the reds, oranges, and yellows of the autumn season be the backdrop and the many eclectic sculptures of Nemacolin be the visual. This 60 minute walk combines art and fitness, giving you the opportunity to view many different beautiful art pieces across the property. A moderate walking pace allows you to reach your step goals while taking in the beauty of nature and art at the same time. Please reserve your spot by calling the Woodlands Spa at 724.329.6774.

Tours: Thursdays and Saturdays October 13 - November 24: 1 pm

Important Details: $35 per person. There is a minimum of 2 participants for the tour to be held. 

 

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
Tours: By reservation only

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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.

The Nemacolin Clublevel Gallery, located in the Chateau Lafayette, features select artists from across the nation to showcase their work. View the exhibition, Michael McEwan: Landscapes, August 1st through December 31st, 2018 by reserving a Curator’s Tour. For more information or to purchase artwork from the Nemacolin Clublevel Gallery, please contact the Amanda Shane at art.department@nwlr.com.

Michael McEwan

Michael McEwan | Columbus, OH Michael has participated in exhibitions such as: The Butler Institute of American Art "Midyear/Annual Exhibition," Youngstown, Ohio; "Realism Today," Evansville Museum of Arts and Sciences, Evansville, Indiana; "Realism 90," and "Realism 92," Parkersburg Art Center, Parkersburg, West Virginia. Michael has had many solo exhibitions in institutions and galleries in Columbus, Zanesville, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Knoxville, and San Diego.

Michael served as Artist-in-Residence at Capital University, Columbus, OH for several years teaching painting and drawing classes. Michael has also taught at the Columbus College of Art and Design, and the Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

In 2009, Michael opened the McEwan Studio School and conducts studio classes for professionals and serious amateurs in drawing and painting.

Rate: $30 Per Person
Tours: By reservation only

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: Pinot and Paint

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: Snap! Phone Photography 101

Try this hands-on smartphone photography class geared towards individuals with an interest in exploring smartphone photography as an art form. Zoom in with fun lenses and discover the many editing options available through some of the most advanced photography apps available.

Rate: $60 Per Person
Hours: Saturday: 5 pm - 6 pm
Location: Salvador Dali Art Studio

Important Details: Reservations are required. Guests must bring their own smartphone or tablet with camera and phone or tablet charger. Additional apps may be purchased through app store. Class is recommended for guests ages 10 and older, who already have a smartphone or tablet with camera. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 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 abstract masterpieces!  Our instructor tailors the class to any level of talent and no prior art experience is necessary. This class includes the gelatin printing process, image transfer process, and an introduction to basic hand lettering.

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

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

Class: Seasons in the Studio: Tulle Wreaths

Science theorizes that, decorating early for the holidays makes us happier! Try out this theory in our holiday wreath making class. Enjoy a glass of wine, while crafting your very own seasonal Tulle Wreath. No prior crafting experience necessary. This class does include the use of hot glue.

Rate: $60 Per Person
Hours: Saturdays through January 26: 3:00 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: Essential Oil Bracelets

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

Important Details: Reservations required. Open to guests of all ages. Shuttle service is available.

Art Therapy Open Studio

Start your morning by clearing the mind of built up clutter by enjoying a coloring page, creating a collage, painting a mini canvas, or making an essential oil bracelet. Enjoy the natural light and soft music as you pave your way to creative discovery.

Rates: 30-Minute: $25 | 60-Minute: $40 | 90-Minute: $60 | 120-Minute: $80 
Hours:
 Friday: 9 am - 12 pm
Location: Salvador Dali Art Studio 

Important Details: Reservations required. Open to guests of all ages. 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.

Working with Wire: Touchstone Center for Crafts at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

Come play with wire! In this 2-hour mini-class, Lindsay will guide participants through basic techniques to achieve miniature wire forms both flat and three-dimensional – your choice! No experience necessary, just a willingness to try something new! Price to participate in this class is $80 per person. Reserve your spot by contacting a Resort Reservations Specialist at 866.344.6957. Learn more here

Rate: $80 Per Person
Hours: Wednesdays November 14 - 28: 3:00 pm
Location: Salvador Dali Art Studio
Reservations Required.


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: 8:00 am - 7:00 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.

Open Daily 10 am - 6 pm

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For more information on Nemacolin's art collection and classes, please contact a Resort Reservations Specialist at 844.289.3760.


CLAIRE HARDY: A LIVE PAINTING SHOWCASE

Join Claire Hardy and watch as she paints fall and winter scenes, and even some animals in preparation for her exhibition in the Nemacolin Gallery! 

November 7: Nemacolin Gallery from 5 pm - 7 pm 
November 22: Marquis Ballroom from 10 am - 2 pm
November 23: Nemacolin Gallery from 4 pm - 6 pm
December 1: Chateau Lafayette Lobby from 5 pm - 7 pm
December 8: Chateau Lafayette Lobby from 5 pm - 7 pm
December 15: Nemacolin Gallery from 5 pm - 7 pm

For more information on Nemacolin's art collection and classes, please contact a Resort Reservations Specialist at 844.289.3760.

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