Happy Friday the 13th! Beware the black cat. Image: Christian Boltanski, Untitled, 1998, Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum.

James Kearns, Devil Mask (J. B.'S Black Satan), after Ben Shahn, 1958, Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum.

Joseph Janney Steinmetz, Untitled (child with hooded costume carving pumpkin on the floor), 1942, Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum.

Joseph Janney Steinmetz, Untitled (Steinmetz family dressed for Halloween), 1939, Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum.

Lucian and Mary Brown, Untitled (boy wearing Superman costume, jumping), c. 1950, Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum.

Image: William James Linton, Haunted House, 19th century, Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum.

Boo! Image: Ferdinand Victor Eugène Delacroix, Steenie or Redgauntlet Pursued by a Ghost, 1829, Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum.

Designed by Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen (French), 1859–1923). Des chats: images sans paroles (Cats: Pictures without Words). Published by Ernest Flammarion, ca. 1898. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Mrs. Edward C. Moën, 1961 (61.687.12) #cats

Joe Brainard (American, 1942–1994). Cat and Cone, 1976. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Stanley Posthorn, in memory of the artist, 1997 (1997.404.10) #cats

Book of Hours, Cat beating cymbal, from a marginal cycle of images of the funeral of Renard the Fox, Walters Manuscript W.102, fol. 78v detail by Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts, via Flickr

Le Chat Chéri (The Beloved Cat) After 17th artist Boucher or Gilles Demarteau. Etching, engraving, and drypoint

Kees van Dongen 'Woman with Cat', 1908, Milwaukee Museum of Art, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Lithographed and published by Nathaniel Currier (American, 1813–1888). The Favorite Cat, ca. 1840–50. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Adele S. Colgate, 1962 (63.550.159) #cats

Utagawa Hiroshige | Revelers Returned from the Tori no Machi Festival at Asakusa, from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo | 1857

Goya (Francisco de Goya y Lucientes) (Spanish, Fuendetodos 1746–1828 Bordeaux). Manuel Osorio Manrique de Zuñiga (1784–1792). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Jules Bache Collection, 1949 (49.7.41) #cats

W. Graham Robinson (British, 1867–1948). The Cat Folk, mid-19th to mid-20th century. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Elisha Whitteley Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1973 (1973.513.3) #cats

Cat and Turtle, Vicente do Rego Monteiro (Brazil, 1899–1970), Date: 1925

Kawanabe Kyôsai (Japanese, 1831–1889). Cat Catching a Frog, 19th century. Meiji period (1868–1912). Japan. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Charles Stewart Smith Collection, Gift of Mrs. Charles Stewart Smith, Charles Stewart Smith Jr., and Howard Caswell Smith, in memory of Charles Stewart Smith, 1914 (14.76.61.20) #cats

Jules Pascin (American (born Bulgaria) 1885–1930). Girl with a Kitten, ca. 1926. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of the Leonore S. Gershwin 1987 Trust, 1993 (1993.89.2) #cats

Édouard Manet (French, 1832–1883). A Cat Resting on All Fours, Seen from Behind, 1861. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Gift of Paul Gourary in honor of Marianne Gourary's birthday, 1995 (1995.494) #cats

Peggy Bacon (American, 1895–1987). Contentment, 1936. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Lesley and Emma Sheafer Collection, Bequest of Emma A. Sheafer, 1973 (1974.356.7) #cats