Fort Worth Botanic Garden-Botanical Research Institute of Texas (FWBG-BRIT) is proud to showcase a wealth of plant-inspired art by regional and international artists. Visit the BRIT building to see the verdant paintings of Texas-based artists Brenda Ciardiello and Camille Warmington in our Madeleine R. Samples Exhibit Hall, then venture upstairs to enjoy an exhibition of historical botanical art of the 16th – 19th centuries. Afterward, stroll through our Fuller Garden to experience an original “stickwork” by renowned sculptor Patrick Doherty. Admission to the Fuller Garden is complimentary on Gallery Night only, while the Samples Exhibit Hall is always free.
Artist Brenda Ciardiello will be available on Gallery Night to visit and talk with small groups about her work. Along with reduced gallery capacity, social distancing and masks are required.
We are open for Spring Gallery Week Monday, March 29 – Friday, April 2 (10 am - 4 pm).
Image courtesy Brenda Ciardiello - Which Way is Up, 2021.
About FWBG | BRIT Art Exhibitions
FWBG | BRIT presents a variety of venues across our campus in which to enjoy art related to, and in, nature.
The BRIT building offers two distinctive art viewing spaces in the BRIT building: the elegant Madeline R. Samples Exhibit Hall and the smaller, more intimate Upper Atrium Collections Gallery. The Samples Exhibit Hall showcases botanical art and artwork dealing with topics such as ecology, plants, sustainability, conservation, and the natural world – we highlight work by local and national artists, both well-known and emerging. The Upper Atrium Collections Gallery features a rotation of botanical and nature-based prints from our Library collection, including The Arader Natural History Collection of Art. We honor and celebrate the traditional roots of botanical art, while also expanding and redefining the field for the 21st century.
Art can also be enjoyed throughout The Garden, with permanent outdoor sculpture installed along our many groves, paths, and clearings. We occasionally welcome contemporary sculptors to install large-scale artworks in our gardens for visitors to enjoy and reflect upon.