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Close-up detail of an abstract painting that features dense and chaotic brushstrokes of pale gray, lavender, and cobalt.

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Impress your friends with five fast facts about Elizabeth Gardner Bouguereau, whose work is on view in NMWA’s collection galleries.

Right: Elizabeth Jane Gardner Bouguereau, The Shepherd David, ca. 1895; Oil on canvas, 60 1/2 x 41 3/8 in.; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Gift of Wallace and Wilhelmina Holladay; Photo by Lee Stalsworth

Realistic painting depicts a light-skinned young man with dark curly hair, wearing a white tunic, set before distant mountains. He is kneeling victoriously atop a fearsome dead lion, clutching a serene lamb his right arm and gesturing heavenward with his left arm.

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Ursula von Rydingsvard: The Contour of Feeling presents the artist’s monumental cedar wood sculptures alongside newer works for the first time.

Right: Ursula von Rydingsvard, OCEAN VOICES, 2011–12; Cedar and graphite, 4 ft. 5 in. x 15 ft. 5 in. x 5 ft. 7 in.; © Ursula von Rydingsvard, Courtesy of Galerie Lelong & Co.; Photo by Jonty Wilde

A large cedar and paint sculpture installed against a white wall.