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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

The Hidden Facets of Opera

This exhibit will reveal behind-the-scenes aspects of the creation of Fort Worth Opera productions such as set and costume design, and the clockwork precision necessary to pull it all together, as well as historic images.

On display in the West Wing from January 2 to May 28.

Society of Watercolor Artists 2016 International Juried Exhibition

For more than 30 years, the Society of Watercolor Artists has represented the finest in watercolor art. Based in Fort Worth and Tarrant County, this year’s international juried exhibition features works from around the world. Learn more at

On display in the Gallery from April 17 to May 27. There will be a reception from 2 - 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 30.

Ella Mae Shamblee Branch

Preserving African-American History through the Visual Arts

A view of early African-American Life as it transitions towards a special occasion: the Emancipation Proclamation Juneteenth Celebration.

On display from May 2 – June 28. There will be a reception from noon - 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 14.

Last updated: April 29, 2016

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