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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

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

Tarrant County Black Historical and Genealogical Society: Our Story is a Shared History

Founded in 1977 by Lenora Rolla, the Tarrant County Black Historical and Genealogical Society strives to document the African-American experience in Tarrant County. This exhibit of images from their records reflects community, education, business and political activity.

On display in the West Wing from Jan. 3 - April 13.

FWISD High School Art Show

Explore paintings, drawings and sculptures created by FWISD high school students from 18 schools.

On display in the Gallery from March 28 - April 11. There will be a reception from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11.

Ella Mae Shamblee Branch

Beauty Beyond the Surface

Local artists Sally Snow and Lorine Williams showcase the beauty of nature and the creative process with a variety of landscapes, portraits, and sculptures.

On display from March 6 - April 6. There will be a reception from 2 - 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 11.


17 Up On The Wall

Join us for Armor Bearer MM’s first national juried exhibition that includes a showcase of artistic works of new, emerging and established artists from throughout the state and nation. The exhibit provides an opportunity to view, inspect and discuss a variety of art forms while creating an environment of enrichment and empowerment for artists to meet each other. Exhibit curator is Tanya Tichenor Starks.

On display from Feb. 6 - May 5. There will be a reception from 5:30 - 7:30 on Thursday, April 6.

Last updated: March 22, 2017

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