Coffee & Culture

"What Young Women Believe about their own Sexual Pleasure" - Peggy Orenstein, TED Talk

FREE coffee and snacks. 2nd & 4th Tuesdays • 10:30am

Kaffee Haus

Enjoy FREE coffee & snacks while watching documentaries, live IGNITE or acoustical performances.

Kaffee Haus  • 6pm  • OC Film: I See Something, Written & Directed by James Fite from Big Spring

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

9/11 Commemoration & Exhibition Opening

GROUND ZERO 360 • Commemoration & Exhibition Opening • 7pm • FREE

Sept 11, 2017 • 6:30pm • FREE

On September 11, 2001, New York City was shaken to its core. In the wake of the chaos, New York-based Irish photographer Nicola McClean responded in the only way she knew how; she picked up her camera and took to the street to try and capture the confusion and panic that surrounded her. 

The exhibition Ground Zero 360, was created by Nicola McClean and contains a stunning collection of images were made public for the first time in 2011. Through harrowing visuals, heartbreaking “missing posters” and a unique panoramic installation, Ground Zero 360is a step into the past to what eight million New Yorkers were feeling in the days that followed the attacks. 

This exhibition has the support of the National 9-11 Memorial and Museum and has the support of the 9-11 Families (911families.org)

COMMEMORATION OF 9/11 | SEPT 11, 2017                

Ceremony            7:00 pm

The Ellen Noël Art Museum with the support of Prosperity Bank and the City of Odessa, will hold a commemoration and opening ceremony on September 11th, 2017.  This event follows the annual 9/11 Ceremony at Buffalo Wallow, which will be held the previous Thursday, September 8th.  

Procession           6:30 pm

As part of the opening events, members of the Odessa, Midland and Permian Basin First Responders will proceed from UTPB to the Museum for a memorial service and the official opening of the Exhibition to the public.  Jay Hendricks, CBS 7, will serve as Master of Ceremonies.

Formal Program 

A formal memorial service will be held outside the Museum. Opening comments and talks with family members of the first responders would take place before the doors to the exhibition are opened. 

Carried on the Wind:  Tree of Remembrance

Odessa artists, led by Dick Gilliam are creating a "prayer tree" sculpture to grace the entrance to the Museum.  The idea of a "prayer tree" is to write your prayers, thoughts, or memories of a loved one on a strip of fabric and tie it to a tree.  Your prayer will be carried on the wind to your intended.  Exhibition visitors are invited to write their prayers, thoughts or memories on a red, white and blue ribbon and tie it to the sculpture.  Over time the tree will collect the thoughts and prayers of Odessans.  This special interactive will be left up for the duration of the exhibition.

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. 

Sept 14 • 7pm • FREE

Robert L. Perry, PhD; Chair, Department of Social Sciences; Associate Professor of Political Science; The University of Texas of the Permian Basin

Annita Delano Exhibition Opening

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

September 21 - December 31

On loan from Kim and Dr. Joseph Damiani 

Annita Delano (1894 - 1979) became a leader of the modernist painting movement in California, both as a painter and a professor of art. In 1917, she earned her diploma from Los Angeles State Normal School (UCLA) and then began her teaching career at UCLA from 1920 to 1963.  From 1944 to 1946, she was on the faculty of the Otis Art Institute. She lived primarily in Los Angeles but was noted for her southwestern desert landscapes and Indians figure and genre.  Beginning 1925, she painted most summers in New Mexico and Arizona, living among the Hopi, Navajo, and Zuni Indians. Her paintings were widely exhibited during her lifetime, both as part of group shows and in 30 solo exhibitions of her work.

This exhibition showcases her lifetime of work including, paintings, watercolors and well as many sketches, artist notes and personal memorial. 

BOOK TALK

BOOK TALK

April 20 & May 18

Empire of the Summer Moon” by S.C. GwynneDiscussion facilitated by Kim Underwood, Managing Librarian of Southwest History and Genealogy, Ector County Library

Jun 15 & July 20  

 Andy Warhol articles Discussion facilitated by Daniel Zies, Curator, the Ellen Noel Art Museum

Aug 17, Sept 21        

Falling Man: A Novel” by Don DelilloDiscussion facilitated by Dr. Roland Spickermann, Associate Professor of History, UTPB

Oct 19, Nov 16          

Theft by Finding” by David SedarisDiscussion facilitated by Randy Ham, Director, Odessa Council for the Arts & Humanities. *Sedaris will be at the Wagner Noel on November 7, 2017

Arte a la Carte Community Art Day

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. FREE for all ages.

Kaffee Haus

Enjoy FREE coffee & snacks while watching documentaries, live IGNITE or acoustical performances.

Kaffee Haus  • 5:30pm  • OC Film: Oliver Stone's World Trade Center

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 • Film Series

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

This movie presents intimate accounts from New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the chiefs of the NYPD and FDNY, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Vice President Dick Cheney and many others who, at the center of the action, made unprecedented decisions as a result of the unimaginable tragedy.

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 • 7pm • 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

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.

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.

West Texas Fest

Friday, October 21st at 7pm

Texas Beer & Whiskey tasting

Live Texas Country Music

Cornhole Tournament

Food Trucks

Support The Museum While Experiencing A Taste Of Texas!

General Admission

$40 in advance $45 at the door

Includes Dinner, Dancing, 5 Beer, and 1 Whiskey Tastings.

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 19 • 7pm • FREE

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

BOOK TALK

BOOK TALK

April 20 & May 18

Empire of the Summer Moon” by S.C. GwynneDiscussion facilitated by Kim Underwood, Managing Librarian of Southwest History and Genealogy, Ector County Library

Jun 15 & July 20  

 Andy Warhol articles Discussion facilitated by Daniel Zies, Curator, the Ellen Noel Art Museum

Aug 17, Sept 21        

Falling Man: A Novel” by Don DelilloDiscussion facilitated by Dr. Roland Spickermann, Associate Professor of History, UTPB

Oct 19, Nov 16          

Theft by Finding” by David SedarisDiscussion facilitated by Randy Ham, Director, Odessa Council for the Arts & Humanities. *Sedaris will be at the Wagner Noel on November 7, 2017

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.

Oct 26 • 6:30pm • Film Series

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

To grasp an event as enormous as September 11, 2001- at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, you start small. Simple objects that tell personal stories. The stories from New York, the Pentagon and Shanksville, PA. These stories deserve to be remembered across decades and generations. By telling them, we triumph over tragedy.

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. 

Nov 2 • 7pm • FREE

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

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.

Nov 9 • 6:30pm • Film Series

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

Jules and Gedeon Naudet were in New York City at the time of the September 11, 2001 attacks.  They were filming a documentary on members of the Engine 7. Ladder 1 firehouse in Manhattan.  They captured the only clear footage of the first jet hitting the North tower of the World Trade Center.

These firefighters were the first responders on the scene and the filmmakers were allowed to continue filming the attempted rescue operation-going inside of Tower 1 when the 2nd Tower was hit.

Community Art Day

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.

BOOK TALK

BOOK TALK

April 20 & May 18

Empire of the Summer Moon” by S.C. GwynneDiscussion facilitated by Kim Underwood, Managing Librarian of Southwest History and Genealogy, Ector County Library

Jun 15 & July 20  

 Andy Warhol articles Discussion facilitated by Daniel Zies, Curator, the Ellen Noel Art Museum

Aug 17, Sept 21        

Falling Man: A Novel” by Don DelilloDiscussion facilitated by Dr. Roland Spickermann, Associate Professor of History, UTPB

Oct 19, Nov 16          

Theft by Finding” by David SedarisDiscussion facilitated by Randy Ham, Director, Odessa Council for the Arts & Humanities. *Sedaris will be at the Wagner Noel on November 7, 2017

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. 

Nov 16 • 7pm • FREE

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

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.

Nov 30 • 6:30pm • Film Series

United 93 (2006); Universal Pictures; 111 minutes

 This film chronicles events aboard United flight 93-hijacked during the September 11, 2001 attacks and attempts to recount, in real time, what took place.