Retrospective: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth 125th Anniversary Archives
At the Fort Worth Library, Central Branch – West Wing
On view April 17 through July 6, 2017
To commemorate the 1892 charter of the Fort Worth Public Library and Art Gallery, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and Fort Worth Public Library have partnered to exhibit key historical archives from the past 125 years.
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is the oldest art museum in Texas and one of the oldest museums in the western United States. The Modern was chartered in 1892 as the Fort Worth Public Library and Art Gallery, but the name and mission have evolved over the years. The 25 women who founded the Public Library and Art Gallery sought to bring a different sort of culture to the historically cattle-focused city. The Library and Art Association became two entities in 1910.
The Modern and the Library are presenting an exhibition of the museum’s archives, including historical photographs, publications, correspondence, ledgers, and other museum ephemera, such as historical tickets and membership paraphernalia.
The Fort Worth Public Library, Central Branch is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm, Tuesday and Thursday from noon to 8 pm, and Sunday from 1 to 5 pm.
Fort Worth Library, Central Branch – West Wing, 500 W. Third St. Fort Worth, TX 76102-7305
For more information on hours of operation, directions, and parking, please contact 817.392.7323, or visit www.fortworthlibrary.org.
The Modern wishes to acknowledge the William E. Scott Foundation for their generous support of the Museum's 125th Anniversary.