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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.

Stages of Struggle and Celebration: Black Theatre in Texas

Showcasing Texas State University professors, Drs. Sandra M. Mayo and Elvin Holt’s groundbreaking research, the exhibit explores the history of black theatre and its cultural impact featuring costumes, posters, set designs, and “perfect moment” production photos. Discover the struggles, triumphs and enduring legacy of black theatre in Texas from its roots in the Texas minstrel troupes of the 1800’s to the current works of writers, actors, directors and producers.

On display in the Gallery from Jan. 14 - Feb. 18. There will be a reception from 3 - 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14.

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.


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: Feb. 3, 2017

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