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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

Society of Watercolor Artists Juried International

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 16 to May 27. There will be a reception and awards presentation from 2 - 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 27.

Retrospective: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth 125th Anniversary

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth was founded in 1892 by a group of 25 women with a goal of introducing culture to the city and was originally chartered as the Fort Worth Public Library and Art Gallery. In 1954, a separate institution was established as the Fort Worth Art Center. The Modern Art Museum’s present name and mission were adopted in 1987. This exhibit celebrates 125 years of art in Fort Worth.

On display in the West Wing from April 17 - July 6.

Ella Mae Shamblee Branch

Juneteenth 2017

This exhibit depicts the ways African-Americans celebrate the holiday. Across America, people celebrate the 1865 “Freedom Day” by attending church, parades, talent shows, art exhibits, picnics, family gatherings, dances, etc.

On display from May 6 to June 22.

Northwest Branch


The Armor Bearer presents a salute to mothers, fathers, veterans and America with a collection of pieces by local artists. Artists will include Beverly Robinson, Burl Washington, Cletha, E La Rue, James I. Weisner Jr., John Johnson, Ron Davis and Toni Jones. Exhibit includes a treasure hunt activity. Curated by: Tanya Tichenor Starks.

On display from May 8 – July 27.

Art and Culture Reception: Meet and Greet, Music, Readings, Book Signing and Light Refreshments

  • noon - 3 p.m. Saturday, May 13

Salute to America Program: Patriotic music, Readings, Meet the Artists, Artists’ Demonstrations and Light Refreshments

  • 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 10

Last updated: May 8, 2017

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