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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 877.907.5345.


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.

 

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, Claire Hardy: Florals, 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

Known for her vibrant, colorful paintings, Claire Hardy begins a new series of floral paintings, this time with a more muted palette. The quieter months of winter can lead to introspection, regrouping, and building new resolutions upon last year's success. This new collection of paintings presents softer hues, thickly frosted layers, and veils of shimmering metallic highlights.

For Claire Hardy, painting goes beyond making a likeness of the subject. It is also about recording the sense of the place, the feel of the atmosphere and the emotion the scene evokes. What's more, the subject may only be a starting point in the process of seeking how to manipulate paint to create a convincing illusion of atmosphere and light. She works directly on the canvas sculpting the paint to uncover the rightness of a composition and a harmony of colors. She is captivated by expressive color, descriptive brushwork, and soft edges. 

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: 9 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: 10 am - 12 pm
Location: Salvador Dali Art Studio 

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


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 877.907.5345.

 


NEMACOLIN GALLERY: GLORIOUS WILDNESS

The Nemacolin Gallery, located in the Chateau Lafayette, features select artists from across the nation to showcase their work. View the current exhibition, Glorious Wildness, through March 31, 2019. 

Wild Animals are inspiration for this new collection of  original pieces by artists Claire Hardy, Lorrie Minicozzi and Andrea Lavery. Claire, Lorrie, and Andrea, present a creative and up close encounter with animals big and small - artistic compositions that document the Glorious Wildness of the animal kingdom all around us.

For more information or to purchase artwork from the Nemacolin Gallery, please contact the Amanda Shane at art.department@nwlr.com.

Afternoon Graze
Claire Hardy

Moon Wolf
Lorrie Minicozzi

Ramble on Rose
Andrea Lavery

 

 


MEET THE ARTISTS
 

CLAIRE HARDY | Sewickley, PA
For Claire Hardy, painting goes beyond making a likeness of the subject. It is also about recording the sense of the place, the feel of the atmosphere and the emotion the scene evokes. What's more, the subject may only be a starting point in the process of seeking how to manipulate paint to create a convincing illusion of atmosphere and light. She works directly on the canvas sculpting the paint to uncover the rightness of a composition and a harmony of colors. She is captivated by expressive color, descriptive brushwork, and soft edges. 

 

ANDREA LAVERY | West Haven, CT
As an artist, Andrea considers herself a contemporary impressionist with a touch of whimsy. She loves to portray nature and her surroundings as she sees them, which is sometimes a little twisted. Her intention is not to create a realistic representation of an animal or subject but to create an original piece of art that will bring you joy. For now, most of Andrea’s work is small format, with her focus on color and the textures created by the brushstrokes. 

 

LORRIE MINICOZZI | Pittsburgh, PA
Lorrie was born in Huntington, New York, grew up on Long Island, and attended both SUNY Potsdam and SUNY Stony Brook. She is largely a self-taught artist, who has always been a very traditional realist, motivated by the work of Caravaggio, Durer and Rembrandt. “I prefer dramatic contrast and emotional composition. The control I possess with a pencil in my graphite portraiture is my greatest asset and portraits are my passion”.  In 2012 after the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre Lorrie created portraits for the families, providing these small tokens was therapy for herself, as well as a little comfort for the families. Since then, Lorrie now donates many portraits a year to victims of violence, cancer patients, nursing homes, and animal hospitals. As of 2016 Lorrie now resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her husband and two sons.

 

For more information or to purchase artwork from the Nemacolin Gallery, please contact the Amanda Shane at art.department@nwlr.com.

 

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