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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

Texas and the West III

The West might begin in Fort Worth, but it certainly doesn’t end here. The land from Texas to the Pacific Ocean is home to all kinds of people, wildlife and landscapes. The American West is as richly diverse as it is expansive. This exhibit features local artists’ impressions of the area and its people.

On display in the gallery from Oct. 22 to Dec. 10. There will be a reception from 2 - 4 p.m. on Sun., Dec. 10.

WWII Citizen Soldiers of North Texas: 1941 - 1945

Thousands of men and women from North Texas traveled to the far corners of the globe to serve their country during WWII. Learn some of these stories of our citizen soldiers while viewing the rare and unique artifacts that accompanied them as they fought for freedom in Europe against the Nazis and in the Pacific against the Japanese.

On display in the lower level from Nov. 9, 2017 to May 14, 2018.

Ella Mae Shamblee Branch

The Way We Were

Discover how visual artists and photographers were used by record companies to promote musicians on their record album covers. This exhibit features record albums from the 1950s to the 1980s.

On display from Oct. 29 to Jan. 26, 2018.

Northwest Branch

Early Tarrant County History (1840 - 1900)

Tarrant County has a rich and significant history and this exhibit provides an overview of the early history of the county developed by members of the Tarrant County Historical Commission through a grant from the Fash Foundation. The goal of the exhibit is to encourage efforts to preserve that heritage.

On display from Nov. 21, 2017 - Jun. 29, 2018.

Ridglea Branch

Small Works from a Large City

Fort Worth native and local Ridglea Library artist Douglas B. Clark finds a great deal of art inspiration right here in Cowtown. The zoo, stockyards, downtown, parks, and events provide an endless subject matter. This exhibit features miniature and small paintings and sculptures created in and inspired by Fort Worth and the surrounding area.

On display from Oct. 31 - Dec. 8.

Last updated: Nov. 20, 2017