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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

Landscapes and Other Strange Things

Aron Williams’s landscape paintings range from representational to the abstract. By using twine and reclaimed construction materials, he offers the viewer a sculptural element to his real and imagined landscapes.

On display from July 3 to August 18.

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: July 7, 2017