Trick or Treating in the Collection

Albert Pinkham Ryder, Macbeth and the Witches

Albert Pinkham Ryder, Macbeth and the Witches, after mid-1890s. Oil on canvas, 28 1/4 x 35 3/4 in. Acquired 1940. The Phillips Collection, Washington DC

Who knew you could find so many dark images in our collection to get your spirit ready for Halloween? We’ve got ghost towns, floods, and graveyard times. There are dead trees, three dead birds, witches and spooks! Bonfires, dark rivers, and dark entrances. There is also an artist or two who could be considered a little creepy, an ominous man in the grass and a ghostly portrait.

What are your favorite works of art for sending a chill up your spine?