The Art Collection consists of over 12,000 works of art in a variety of media ranging from paintings and drawings to editorial cartoons and lithographs. The collection focuses on images of Missouri, works by Missouri artists, and works related to Westward expansion. Of particular importance are over fifty paintings, drawings, and prints by George Caleb Bingham and over 300 paintings and drawings by Thomas Hart Bentons. Also found in the collection are works by John James Audubon, Karl Bodmer, Frank Nuderscher and Fred Shane are also well represented.
A small portion of the art collection has been digitized and is available online.
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