VISIT: Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute aka The Clark. Like any world-class art museum named after a person or family, The Clark’s foundation was based on a private collection. Sterling and Francine Clark; he a wealthy soldier/adventurer, she, a Parisian actress, amassed a trove of French Impressionist art. The “heart of the collection, ” first exhibited here in 1955, remains the best of these impressionists. There are over 30 Renoirs, a smattering of Degas (including The Dancer), Monet’s, Manet’s and other French greats… read more.