The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute museum collections focus on European and American painting, sculpture, works on paper, and decorative art from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century. The Clark is renowned for its French Impressionist works by Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro, and especially Pierre-Auguste Renoir, with more than 30 paintings by the artist. The collection is also rich in American works by Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Frederic Remington and Mary Cassatt; Italian and Northern Renaissance masterpieces, portraits and landscapes by European masters, and an extraordinary collection of silver, porcelain, and furniture.
This snapshot collection was loaded by the Library to provide quick reference to Museum objects. In 2005, the library was instrumental in contributing high quality digital images of the museum objects and linked metadata to the ARTstor database. ARTstor selections from the collections of Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute are represented by more than 4400 images, mainly works on paper, as well as paintings and decorative arts.