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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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Central Library

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History

This exhibit is a visual expression of the history of Latino American life in Fort Worth. The Fort Worth Library Archives participated in the Latino Americans: 500 Years of History* project in Fort Worth through solicitation of donations, as well as loans of records and photographs for the purpose of digitization, to establish the Fort Worth Library’s Latino American Archives.

*Latino Americans: 500 Years of History has been made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.

On display in the West Wing from June 1 – Dec. 31.

Fusion: A Collaboration of Artists Embracing Eastern and Western Styles of Art

This exhibit includes a variety of works, including Chinese ink paintings, oil still life, watercolor, portraits, acrylic landscapes and sculptures from a group of senior Chinese-American amateur artists who have studied a western style of art for many years. See how an innately Chinese cultural style keeps appearing in their artworks.

On display in the Gallery from Oct. 30, 2016 - Jan. 6, 2017. There will be a reception from 2 - 4 p.m. Sat., Nov. 5.

Bowling through History: 5,000 years and Counting

The International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame is proud to partner with the Fort Worth Library to create an exhibit that educates the public on the history of bowling. Displays include unique historical artifacts and images relating to bowling history around the globe.

On display in the Lower Level Display Cases from Nov. 11, 2016 - July 6, 2017

Ella Mae Shamblee Branch

Kaleidoscope of African American Art

Original works and prints from local artists Ken Carter and John Johnson explore difference colors and mediums that shaped African-American culture.

On display from Dec. 3, 2016 - Feb. 24, 2017.

Last updated: Dec. 2, 2016

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