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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

From Cowboy to Doughboy North Texas in WWI: Mobilization for “The Great War”

2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the U. S. entering “the Great War,” which later became known as WWI. From July to October, visit the library to see how war introduced Texas to the world and the world to Texas and how neither would ever be the same again.

Many aspects of the conflict are still with us, hidden by 100 years of development and progress. This exhibit’s goal is to build awareness of the war across North Texas and connect many generations into a broader discussion of how WWI impacted our communities then and continues to impact them today

On display in the Gallery, Lower Level, West Wing and Lobby Glass Display Class from July 9 - Oct. 19. There will be an opening reception at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 9.

This exhibit is part of our WWI series that includes programs exploring how WWI affected North Texas. A complete schedule can be found here.

Ella Mae Shamblee Branch

Child’s Play

The Armor Bearer presents Child’s Play spotlighting John Johnson’s artistic expressions of children with special guest artists Burl Washington, Ken Carter and Ron Davis. Patrons will be invited to take a treasure hunt about the exhibit. Reception will include a children’s poetry reading, light refreshments, and a book signing of It is Good illustrated by John Johnson and written by Tanya Tichenor Starks.

On display from September 5 - October 27. Reception will be on Tuesday, September 12, from 5 - 7 p.m.4

Northwest Branch

The Legacy Art of Ellen Palmer

On loan from the Palmer Family Collection, this exhibit spotlights the artistic legacy of Ellen Palmer as well as artistic works of local artists. Curated by T. Pearson, LTD.

On display from August 6 - November 17. There will be an opening reception on Sat., August 12, from noon - 2 p.m. and an awards ceremony on Sat., October 21, from 2 - 4 p.m.

Last updated: Sept. 1, 2017