Over the past 100 days, we’ve taken you on an insider’s exploration of the BMA’s collection through the eyes of its curators, conservators, and registrars. We’ve seen objects from all over the world, including Mali, Japan, Italy, and America; we’ve looked at paintings and prints, record players, decomposing fruit skins, and delicate textiles. The project has highlighted some of our favorite, amusing, unusual, and obscure objects.
Now it’s time to discover your favorite pieces in the BMA collection. To celebrate our 100th Anniversary, we invited everyone to vote for their favorite artwork from a group of 100 selected by the Museum’s chief curator, with voting closing on December 21.
From December 22, we’ve been counting down the top 10 works of art on social media, one each day until the end of the year. Today, we reveal the number 1 work of art in our collection according to you.
So, what do you love? Your favorite works of art are:
- Edgar Degas. Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen. Original model 1881; this cast 1919‑1921.
- Auguste Rodin. The Thinker. Original model 1880; this cast 1904‑1917.
- Striding Lion. Syria (present-day Turkey). 5th century.
- Henri Matisse. Interior with Dog. 1934.
- Paul Cézanne. Mont Sainte‑Victoire Seen from the Bibémus Quarry. c. 1897.
- Dan Flavin. Untitled (To Barnett Newman for “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf”). 1993‑1994.
- Georgia O’Keeffe. Pink Tulip. 1926.
- Paul Gauguin. Vahine no te vi (Woman of the Mango). 1892.
- John Frederick Kensett. View on the Hudson. 1865.
- Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun. Princess Anna Alexandrovna Galitzin. c. 1797.