Museum Closed

The Ellen Noël Art Museum will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.

The Museum will be open November 24 with regular hours 10am - 6pm.

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. 

Adventures in Art

Dec 3 | 2:30-4:30pm | Ages 6-12 | $18 per class ($20 for Ceramics)

Pen & Ink- Learn how to draw pen & ink style inspired by Louis Jimeniz

Come explore the exiting world or art with Adventures in Art, a fun program of gallery walks, art history and creative studio art classes for children ages 6-12. Held one Sunday each month from 2:30-4:30pm, these classes are great ways for kids to learn more about art! Class size is limited so registrar today! DEADLINE IS THE THURSDAY BEFORE EACH CLASS, but many classes full early. 

A limited number of scholarships are available: the Ellen Noël Memorial Scholarship from Mr. & Mrs. Earl Rodman and the Neely Hunter Palmer Memorial fund. Contact Annie at 432.550.9696 x213 for more information.

Art Tales

Dec 6 | 10am & 2pm | Ages 3-5 | FREE

Home by Carson Ellis

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

Art Tales

Dec 6 | 10am & 2pm | Ages 3-5 | FREE

Home by Carson Ellis

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

Ornament Bee

Dec 7 • 5:30pm • FREE

Make a fun ornament for the ENAM tree & one for your tree.

Knit & Stitch

Dec 7 | 6pm | FREE | Holiday Wishes Project Discussion

Help us 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.

Holiday Open House

Dec 13 • 4-5:30pm • FREE

Join us for our Annual Holiday Open House.  We will have visits with Santa from 4-4:30pm along with hands on Art Stations and treats. At 4:45 we will have a performance by Grammy nominated vocalist, Judy Pancoast. All ages welcome! 

Annita Delano Exhibition Opens

The Work of Annita Delano Exhibition Opens

Dec 16 - Feb 18

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.

Art Tales

Dec 20 | 10am & 2pm | Ages 3-5 | FREE

Tree Ring Circus by Adam Rex

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

Art Tales

Dec 20 | 10am & 2pm | Ages 3-5 | FREE

Tree Ring Circus by Adam Rex

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

Music Night

Enjoy an special evening of refreshments and performances from local musicians. 

Dec 21 • 6:30pm • FREE

Delayne Lee-Scott  • UTPB Violinist • Classical & Contemporary

Chuck Jones Exhibition Opens

On with the Show, This is it!: Chuck Jones and the Animation Art of Looney Tunes Exhibition Opens

Jan 4 - Apr 1

On loan from Daura Gallery, Lynchburg College

For more than 70 years, the funniest, most recklessly irreverent characters ever drawn on celluloid have been Looney Tunes. The split-second timing of Bugs Bunny, the giddy lunacy of Daffy Duck, the befuddled laughter of Elmer Fudd, and a slew of others were the work of animation artist Chuck Jones (1912-2002). Beginning with theatrical shorts of the 1930s, they have become international celebrities and a cornerstone of American popular culture. This exhibition explores the Looney Tunes characters and their capers as brought to life by Jones and voice artist Mel Blanc under the auspices of the cartoon shop at Warner Bros. Studios.

Knit & Stitch

Jan 4 | 6pm | FREE | New Year's Resolutions

Help us 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.

Adventures in Art

Jan 7 | 2:30-4:30pm | Ages 6-12 | $18 per class ($20 for Ceramics)

Painting- Have fun with water color; view work by Annita Delano

Come explore the exiting world or art with Adventures in Art, a fun program of gallery walks, art history and creative studio art classes for children ages 6-12. Held one Sunday each month from 2:30-4:30pm, these classes are great ways for kids to learn more about art! Class size is limited so registrar today! DEADLINE IS THE THURSDAY BEFORE EACH CLASS, but many classes full early. 

A limited number of scholarships are available: the Ellen Noël Memorial Scholarship from Mr. & Mrs. Earl Rodman and the Neely Hunter Palmer Memorial fund. Contact Annie at 432.550.9696 x213 for more information.

Art Tales

Jan 10 | 10am & 2pm | Ages 3-5 | FREE

Gaston by Kelly Dipucchio

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

Art Tales

Jan 10 | 10am & 2pm | Ages 3-5 | FREE

Gaston by Kelly Dipucchio

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

Lecture Series

Join us for a series of thought provoking lectures from local scholars. 

Jan 11 • 6pm • Dr. Joanna Hadjicostandi; UTPB Assoc. Prof. and Sociology Dept Coordinator • “International Refugee Crisis”
 

Italian for Travelers

Jan 11  • Jan 18 • Jan 25 • 6-7pm • $20

Join us for a 3 week series of Survival Skill Italian language classes for Travelers. $20 for all three classes, small phrase book & unsolicited packing tips.

Contact Annie Stanley (education@noelartmuseum) for more information.

 

Lecture Series

Join us for refreshments and lectures from community partners. 

Jan 11 • 6pm • FREE

"International Refugee Crisis"

Dr. Joanna Hadjicostandi; Associate Professor; Sociology Department Coordinator; University of Texas of the Permian Basin

Modern Frescos Exhibition Opening & Artist Talk

Modern Frescos: Ali Cavanaugh Exhibition Opens & Artist Talk

Jan 18 • 6pm • Artist Talk

Jan 18 - May 13

Ali Cavanaugh (1973) is an internationally represented fine artist. Her paintings have been the subject of numerous national and international solo and group exhibitions. Ali’s work has been featured on book covers, countless internet features such as the Huffington Post, Fine Art Connoisseur, Hi-Fructose and in numerous print publications including The New York Times Magazine, American Art Collector and American Artist Watercolor. She has painted portraits for TIME magazine and The New York Times. Ali’s work is featured in more than 400 private and corporate collections throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. She currently lives in St Louis, Missouri with her husband and their four children.

“My dependence on the visual world began when I lost much of my hearing through spinal meningitis at 2 years of age. This loss was a blessing in disguise as I learned to depend on body language and reading lips to communicate. So, from my youngest days, I became sensitive to the people around me and the unspoken language revealed through compositions of the human body.”
 
-ALI CAVANAUGH
 

Italian for Travelers

Jan 11  • Jan 18 • Jan 25 • 6-7pm • $20

Join us for a 3 week series of Survival Skill Italian language classes for Travelers. $20 for all three classes, small phrase book & unsolicited packing tips.

Contact Annie Stanley (education@noelartmuseum) for more information.

Book Talk

Jan 18 • 7pm • FREE

Participate in FREE discussions of topical books and articles relating to art, current museum exhibitions and community events

Join Liz Sullivan, Random House Book Representative, for an evening of Book Buzz. Hear about new releases and interesting art-related books. To be followed by an open round-table discussion for upcoming book selection.

Art Tales

Jan 24 | 10am & 2pm | Ages 3-5 | FREE

The Little, Little House by Jessica Souhami

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

Art Tales

Jan 24 | 10am & 2pm | Ages 3-5 | FREE

The Little, Little House by Jessica Souhami

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

Film Series

Jan 25 • 6pm • FREE • Until We See Each Other Again (drama); Jonathan Vasquez & Emily Winkler and Maintenance (drama); Zack Deck; 8.5 minutes

Join us for an evening of short films and refreshments. This year the Ellen Noël Art Museum is collaborating with the Odessa College Mass Media Department and the West Texas Film Festival to show films submitted to the festival in our museum.

Italian for Travelers

Jan 11  • Jan 18 • Jan 25 • 6-7pm • $20

Join us for a 3 week series of Survival Skill Italian language classes for Travelers. $20 for all three classes, small phrase book & unsolicited packing tips.

Contact Annie Stanley (education@noelartmuseum) for more information.

Film Series

West Texas Film Festival at the Ellen Noël Art Museum

This year the Ellen Noël Art Museum is collaborating with the Odessa College Mass Media Department and the West Texas Film Festival to show films submitted to the festival in our museum.

Jan 25 • 6pm • FREE

Until We See Each Other Again

Maintenance

These short films will be shown as a continuation of the Odessa College Film Festival

Knit & Stitch

Feb 1 | 6pm | FREE | Valentines Love Gifts

Help us 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.

Adventures in Art

Feb 4 | 2:30-4:30pm | Ages 6-12 | $18 per class ($20 for Ceramics)

Animation- Tour the Chuck Jones Looney Tunes exhibition & make a flip book

Come explore the exiting world or art with Adventures in Art, a fun program of gallery walks, art history and creative studio art classes for children ages 6-12. Held one Sunday each month from 2:30-4:30pm, these classes are great ways for kids to learn more about art! Class size is limited so registrar today! DEADLINE IS THE THURSDAY BEFORE EACH CLASS, but many classes full early. 

A limited number of scholarships are available: the Ellen Noël Memorial Scholarship from Mr. & Mrs. Earl Rodman and the Neely Hunter Palmer Memorial fund. Contact Annie at 432.550.9696 x213 for more information.

Art Tales

Feb 7 | 10am & 2pm | Ages 3-5 | FREE

My Travelin' Eye by Jenny Sue Ksotecki-Shaw

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

Art Tales

Feb 7 | 10am & 2pm | Ages 3-5 | FREE

My Travelin' Eye by Jenny Sue Ksotecki-Shaw

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

Lecture Series

Join us for refreshments and lectures from community partners. 

Feb 8 • 6pm • FREE

"Importance of Turkey in World Politics"

Dr. Sebahattin Ziyanak; Assistant Professor; Sociology Department; University of Texas of the Permian Basin

Lecture Series

Join us for a series of thought provoking lectures from local scholars. 

Feb 8 • 6pm • FREE

Dr. Sebahatttin Ziyanak; UTPB Asst. Prof., Sociology • “Importance of Turkey in World Politics”

Book Talk

Feb 15 & Mar 22 • 7pm • FREE

Participate in FREE discussions of topical books and articles relating to art, current museum exhibitions and community events 

The Goldfinch by Donna Tart with a discussion led by Julie Roth, Associate Professor of English at Odessa College.

Art Tales

Feb 21 | 10am & 2pm | Ages 3-5 | FREE

They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel

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

Art Tales

Feb 21 | 10am & 2pm | Ages 3-5 | FREE

They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel

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

Exhibition Opening & Artist Talk

My Tennessee Home: Camille Engel Exhibition Opens & Artist Talk

Feb 22 • 6pm • Artist Talk

Feb 22 - May 20

Camille Engel (1955) sees the splendor of everyday objects. She is able to capture in life captivated by detail, these intricate works focusing attention upon the rich colors and textures found in some of the most unheralded subjects while reflecting the artist’s victory over personal hardships.

She is an acute observer of the beauty that most of us overlook, Engel is amazed and fascinated with color and texture, seeking to capture the richness of life. These oil paintings invite us to momentarily step into her world of observation and share in her joy of the transcendent beauty all around us.

What inspires Engel the most is not a singular cultural message, nor even the master painters she admires, but rather her core beliefs. “For me,” Engel explains, “every morning is a fresh opportunity to find extraordinary joy in the most ordinary things. My art overflows out of that joy.”

This exhibition showcases a new body work done in her realism style and celebrates the artist’s Tennessee home and showcases unique depictions of the Tennessee State Symbols.

Film Series

Feb 22 • 6pm • FREE •  Far from the Tree ; Dave Thomas;  drama shot on location in Eustace, TX; 16 minutes

Join us for an evening of short films and refreshments. This year the Ellen Noël Art Museum is collaborating with the Odessa College Mass Media Department and the West Texas Film Festival to show films submitted to the festival in our museum.

Film Series

West Texas Film Festival at the Ellen Noël Art Museum

This year the Ellen Noël Art Museum is collaborating with the Odessa College Mass Media Department and the West Texas Film Festival to show films submitted to the festival in our museum.

Feb 22 • 6pm • FREE

Far from the Tree; 16 mins; A drama shot on location in Eustace, TX

Adventures in Art

Mar 4 | 2:30-4:30pm | Ages 6-12 | $18 per class ($20 for Ceramics)

Collage- Make a figurative collage based on Ali Cavanaugh's exhibition

Come explore the exiting world or art with Adventures in Art, a fun program of gallery walks, art history and creative studio art classes for children ages 6-12. Held one Sunday each month from 2:30-4:30pm, these classes are great ways for kids to learn more about art! Class size is limited so registrar today! DEADLINE IS THE THURSDAY BEFORE EACH CLASS, but many classes full early. 

A limited number of scholarships are available: the Ellen Noël Memorial Scholarship from Mr. & Mrs. Earl Rodman and the Neely Hunter Palmer Memorial fund. Contact Annie at 432.550.9696 x213 for more information.

Book Talk

Feb 15 & Mar 22 • 7pm • FREE

Participate in FREE discussions of topical books and articles relating to art, current museum exhibitions and community events 

The Goldfinch by Donna Tart with a discussion led by Julie Roth, Associate Professor of English at Odessa College.

Adventures in Art

Apr 1 | 2:30-4:30pm | Ages 6-12 | $18 per class ($20 for Ceramics)

Still Life- See artwork by Camile Engel and create a still life

Come explore the exiting world or art with Adventures in Art, a fun program of gallery walks, art history and creative studio art classes for children ages 6-12. Held one Sunday each month from 2:30-4:30pm, these classes are great ways for kids to learn more about art! Class size is limited so registrar today! DEADLINE IS THE THURSDAY BEFORE EACH CLASS, but many classes full early. 

A limited number of scholarships are available: the Ellen Noël Memorial Scholarship from Mr. & Mrs. Earl Rodman and the Neely Hunter Palmer Memorial fund. Contact Annie at 432.550.9696 x213 for more information.

Adventures in Art

May 6 | 2:30-4:30pm | Ages 6-12 | $18 per class ($20 for Ceramics)

Ceramics- Make a ceramic piece which will then be fired in the museum kiln

Come explore the exiting world or art with Adventures in Art, a fun program of gallery walks, art history and creative studio art classes for children ages 6-12. Held one Sunday each month from 2:30-4:30pm, these classes are great ways for kids to learn more about art! Class size is limited so registrar today! DEADLINE IS THE THURSDAY BEFORE EACH CLASS, but many classes full early. 

A limited number of scholarships are available: the Ellen Noël Memorial Scholarship from Mr. & Mrs. Earl Rodman and the Neely Hunter Palmer Memorial fund. Contact Annie at 432.550.9696 x213 for more information.