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Art Exhibits and Displays

From paintings and photos to sculptures and collectibles, the Fort Worth Library offers a number of quality exhibits throughout the year. The Library strives to present some of the best works of local artists, photographers and collectors, celebrating both the talent and diversity of our community.

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Current Exhibits

Central Library

Mexico’s Oil Industry: Past and Present

This exhibit celebrates more than 100 years of Mexico’s oil industry, including collaboration with Texas. Black and white photographs from 1900 to 1938 document the industrial period, while photos from 2000 to 2015 are featured in color. On display in the gallery at the Central Library from June 28 to August 22. There will be a reception on Tuesday, June 30 at 6 p.m.

Hazel Vaughn Leigh: Where the Boys Were

Hazel Vaughn Leigh founded the Fort Worth Boys’ Club in 1935 in cooperation with the Kiwanis Club. Under Hazel’s leadership, the Club engaged and organized thousands of Fort Worth boys. Photographs, documents, and artifacts illustrate the history of Hazel Vaughn Leigh’s work. On display in the West Wing from July 1 to December 31.

Ella Mae Shamblee Branch

Juneteenth Exhibit

These paintings, from the collection of local artists John Johnson and Ken Carter, celebrate 150 years of Juneteenth. On display from June 1 to July 31.

Updated 29 June 2015

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