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The coldest season of the year is upon us—at least in the northern hemisphere.

With over 150,000 works in our collection, only 2 percent are on view at any given time. So, this winter, we've selected some of our favorites from more than 100 winter-themed artworks in our collection for you to enjoy online.

Explore snowy, rural scenes from American painters of the 1800s, playful abstract drawings by 20th-century artists, and searing images of winter captured by contemporary photographers. We hope you’ll enjoy these works and share them with family and friends.

Looking for more ways to celebrate? Visit our ice rink and enjoy other programs and events this season.

George Henry Durrie, Winter in the Country, c. 1858

George Henry Durrie, Winter in the Country, c. 1858, oil on canvas

Everett Shinn, Cross Streets of New York, 1899

Everett Shinn, Cross Streets of New York, 1899, pastel

Corrado Giaquinto, Winter, c. 1740/1750, oil on canvas

Wilson Irvine, Winter, c. 1927

Wilson Irvine, Winter, c. 1927, oil and watercolor on wove paper

Alma Thomas, Winter Shadows, c. 1960

Alma Thomas, Winter Shadows, c. 1960, watercolor with brush and black ink on wove paper

Mabel Dwight, Winter, Central Park, 1931, lithograph in black on wove paper

Félix-Hilaire Buhot, Une Matinée d'Hiver au Quai de l'Hôtel-Dieu (Winter Morning on the Quai de l'Hôtel-Dieu), 1876

Félix-Hilaire Buhot, Une Matinée d'Hiver au Quai de l'Hôtel-Dieu (Winter Morning on the Quai de l'Hôtel-Dieu), 1876, etching with drypoint and roulette on laid paper

Eugène Cuvelier, Barbizon Roadway in Snow, c. 1860

Eugène Cuvelier, Barbizon Roadway in Snow, c. 1860, albumen print

Ellison Hoover, Canadian Snow Storm, c. 1940

Ellison Hoover, Canadian Snow Storm, c. 1940, lithograph in black on Old Stratford wove paper

Gene Kloss, Taos in Winter, 1934

Gene Kloss, Taos in Winter, 1934, drypoint and aquatint in black on wove paper

Frances Flora Bond Palmer, American Winter Scenes: Morning, 1854, hand-colored lithograph on wove paper

Hans Figura, Mountain Cottage at Kitzbühel Horn, Tyrol Alps, 1940s-1950s

Hans Figura, Mountain Cottage at Kitzbühel Horn, Tyrol Alps, 1940s-1950s, color etching with softground and aquatint on wove paper

James Swann, Winter Twilight, 1947

James Swann, Winter Twilight, 1947, color etching on laid paper

Josiah Johnson Hawes, Boston Common Snow Scene, 1850s

Josiah Johnson Hawes, Boston Common Snow Scene, 1850s, salted paper print

Reverend H. Holden, Durham Cathedral in Winter, c. 1857

Reverend H. Holden, Durham Cathedral in Winter, c. 1857, albumen print

Marc Chagall, On the Sleigh, 1958, pastel and pen and black ink on title page from the unbound volume "Les Ames Mortes"

Andy Warhol, Colorado Parking Lot, n.d.

Andy Warhol, Colorado Parking Lot, n.d., gelatin silver print

Ansel Adams, Young Oaks, Winter, Yosemite National Park, California, 1938, printed later

Ansel Adams, Young Oaks, Winter, Yosemite National Park, California, 1938, printed later, gelatin silver print

Charlotte Finkelstein Brooks, Untitled, c. 1945

Charlotte Finkelstein Brooks, Untitled, c. 1945, gelatin silver print

Leonard Freed, Winter at the Vatican, Rome, 1958

Leonard Freed, Winter at the Vatican, Rome, 1958, gelatin silver print

Simon Norfolk, The Lewis Glacier, Mt. Kenya, 1963 (A), 2014, printed 2015, chromogenic print

Gordon Parks, Table of Snow, 1945

Gordon Parks, Table of Snow, 1945, dye imbibition print

Larry Fink, Husky Dog Sled Race, Spruce Run, Pennsylvania, 1982, gelatin silver print

David Vestal, St. Patrick's Day, Greeley Square, New York, March 1967, printed 1988

David Vestal, St. Patrick's Day, Greeley Square, New York, March 1967, printed 1988, gelatin silver print

Edward Grazda, Mount Chacaltaya, Bolivia, 1975

Edward Grazda, Mount Chacaltaya, Bolivia, 1975, gelatin silver print

David Vestal, 133 West 22nd Street, New York, 1964

David Vestal, 133 West 22nd Street, New York, 1964, gelatin silver print

Lee Friedlander, New City, New York, 1997

Lee Friedlander, New City, New York, 1997, gelatin silver print

Alec Soth, Charles, Vasa, Minnesota, 2002

Alec Soth, Charles, Vasa, Minnesota, 2002, chromogenic print

T. Frantisek Simon, Winter in Prague, color etching and aquatint with roulette on laid paper

While we are closed on December 25 and January 1, you can plan your visit for any other day. We look forward to seeing you soon. 

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Banner detail: George Henry Durrie, Winter in the Country, c. 1858, oil on canvas, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, 1994.59.1

December 16, 2022