Community Art Day

Sept 23 • 10am-1pm • Arte a la Carte Community Art Day • FREE

Enjoy an art-filled day in the garden and museum studio classrooms. Hands-on art stations, artist demonstrations and other fun activities. Learn all about the upcoming year's classes, workshops and events. 

Oct 28 • 2-4pm • Dia de los Muertos • FREE

Celebrate and learn more about the customs and traditions of this special holiday. Free hands-on art activities, musical performances and refreshments will be provided.  All ages welcome. 

Nov 11 • 1-5pm • FREE

Join members of the VFW and American Legion at this special Veterans Community Art Day.  Drop in for a free come and go celebration of Patriotism, honoring our veterans and revisiting nostalgic memories for all ages. Hands-on art stations, treats and live music.


First Responders Day

Oct 7 • 11am-3pm

All Permian Basin First Responders are invited to bring their families to a private First Responders Day which will include special access to the Ground Zero 360 exhibition, family activities, food and drink, and live music. This event is free of charge.


Art Tales

Join us in the Ellen Noël Art Museum's Art Haus for a story & art activity geared for children 3-5 and their grown-ups.  Art Tales alternates weekly between the Ellen Noël Art Museum and spaces in the community.

Oct 4 • 10am & 2pm • Naptime by Iris deMouy

Oct 18 • 10am & 2pm • The Curious Garden by Peter Brown

Nov 1 • 10am & 2pm • Ish by Peter Reynolds

Nov 15 • 10am & 2pm • The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers


Adventures in Art

Monthly classes of Art History, Art Appreciation & a Studio Art experience for children ages 6-12. Most classes begin with a gallery walk of a current exhibit. Cost is $18-20 per class with registration in advance only. Scholarships are available through the Neely Hunter Palmer Memorial fund; contact Annie Stanley for more information. • 2:30-4:30pm. • $18-20 per class
Oct 1 • Watercolors • Permanent Collection
Nov 5 • Sculpture • Permanent Collection



Thursday Nights

Knit & Stitch

Help create a post modern sewing circle. Knitters, Quilters, Stitchers-or those who would like to be! All are invited to bring current projects to work on while we share techniques and ideas. FREE • 6pm

Sept 7 • Remembrance

Oct 6 • Wounded Warrior Project Discussion

Nov 3 • Thankful Hearts Project Discussion


Exhibition Opening/Lecture Talk

Sept 11 • 6:30pm • FREE • Ground Zero 360 Exhibition Opening

Jan 18 • 6pm • FREE • The Work of Annita Delano Exhibition Opening


Book Talk

Join us for third Thursdays @ the Museum for an exciting new program, Book Talk. Participate in discussions of topical books and articles related to Art, current Museum exhibitions and community events, led by a variety of partners from UTPB, the Ector County Library and more! FREE • 7pm

Oct 19 & Nov 16          

Theft by Finding” by David Sedaris

Discussion facilitated by Randy Ham, Director, Odessa Council for the Arts & Humanities. *Sedaris will be at the Wagner Noël on November 7, 2017


Poetry Night

Oct 12 • 6pm • FREE

Join us for a night of poetry about loss, moderated by UTPB Associate Professor, Jason Lagapa. Prof Lagapa will also present a brief lecture on 9/11 and the sublime.


Folk Art Flag Workshop

Oct 26 • 6pm 

Learn how to begin a small folk art flag project using simple applique and hand-stitching techniques. Appropriate for ages 13 and up or can be done as a family activity. All fabric and supplies provided. $5.00 per kit (registration in advance, please)


Film Series

Over the past sixteen years, several films and documentaries have come out about the attacks on New York and Washington D.C. Many of these films will be presented at the Museum during the Exhibition. See schedule below for film list and times.

Sept 28 • 6:30pm • FREE

American History Events 9/11: Day That Changed the World (2011); Smithsonian Channel; 94 minutes

Oct 26 • 6:30pm • FREE

9/11: Stories in Fragments (2011); Smithsonian Channel; 52 minutes

Nov 9 • 6:30pm • FREE

9/11 (2002); Jules and Gedeon Naudet (CBS); 112 minutes

Nov 30 • 6:30pm • FREE

United 93 (2006); Universal Pictures; 111 minutes


Lecture Series

Join us for several lectures through out the duration of the exhibition and hear from volunteers from the Permian Basin that went to New York to provide aid. 

Oct 5 • 6pm • FREE

Cedric Yeh; Deputy Chair of the Division of Armed Forces History and the curator of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History’s September 11th collection

Oct 19 • 6pm • FREE

Local Stories; Hear stories from our local community about that they witnessed that tragic day

Nov 2 • 6pm • FREE

Jay Hendricks; CBS 7; Hear Jay recount the days he spent in New York following 9/11

Nov 16 • 6pm • FREE

Dr. Robert Brescia; Executive Director, The John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute University of Texas of the Permian Basin


Freedom Tree Planting Ceremony

Nov 16 • 5:30pm • In honor of those who have served our community and lost their lives, we will be hosting a special Freedom Tree Planting Ceremony. Thank you to all the ENAM Connoisseur Members that helped sponsor this memorial. Snacks and hot chocolate will be served following the planting ceremony. 
Children under 12 are able to participate in our Kids Freedom Tree Art Competition and draw their version of how a tree could represent freedom. Selected winning design will be chosen to be printed on t-shirts. Designs can be submitted to Annie Stanley by November 1.