Hearts for Art returned this past Valentine’s Day weekend, and votes for the favorite artworks of 2023 have officially been counted. During this annual celebration, now in its tenth year at the BMA, visitors are invited to wander the galleries and leave paper hearts in front of the works they love the most. This year’s top five are below.

1. Meredith – Simone Leigh

Simone Leigh. Meredith. 2020. Collection of Michael Sherman and Carrie Tivador, Los Angeles, on extended loan to the Baltimore Museum of Art. © Simone Leigh

2. Willy – Doron Langberg

Doron Langberg. Willy. 2021. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Purchased as the gift of the Green Family Art Foundation, BMA 2022.6 © Doron Langberg

3. Mood Ring – Sasha Gordon

Sasha Gordon. Mood Ring. 2022. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Art Fund established with exchange funds from gifts of Dr. and Mrs. Edgar F. Berman, Equitable Bank, N.A., Geoffrey Gates, Sandra O. Moose, National Endowment for the Arts, Lawrence Rubin, Philip M. Stern, and Alan J. Zakon; with additional funds from Vinny Dotolo and Sarah Hendler, Los Angeles, and Michael Sherman and Carrie Tivador, Los Angeles, BMA 2022.139. © Sasha Gordon

4. Not Fiction but Glory – Omar Ba

Omar Ba. Not Fiction but Glory. 2022. Courtesy of the artist and Templon, Paris ‑ Brussels ‑ New York

5. Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen – Edgar Degas

Edgar Degas. Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen. Original model 1881; this cast 1919-1921. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Alice Morawetz Bequest Fund, BMA 1943.1