Community Art Day

Jan 27 • 1:30-3:30pm • FREE

Tour the Chuck Jones exhibition and enjoy hands-on stations related to drawing and animation. Experience the Edge of Imagination Station from Austin. Free for all ages!


Holiday Open House

Dec 13 • 4-5:30pm • FREE

The Ellen Noël Art Museum & JBS Leadership Institute invite you to our 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! 


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. FREE • 10am & 2pm

Dec 20 • Tree Ring Circus by Adam Rex

Jan 10 • The Little, Little House by Jessica Souhami

Jan 24 • The Little, Little House by Jessica Souhami

Feb 7 • My Travelin' Eye by Jenny Sue Ksotecki-Shaw

Feb 21 • Thy All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel


Yoga at the Museum

Visit the museum on Wednesdays at 8am for special ENAM members-only yoga classes. Led by Nancy Borelli of rOming Yoga. These classes are a great mid-week pick me up. For more information about this program, contact Annie Stanley at Museum Members only • 8-9am

Dec 20
Jan 10 • Jan 17 • Jan 24 • Jan 31
Feb 7 • Feb 14 • Feb 21 • Feb 28



Feb 26 • 7-10pm • Ector County Coliseum-Bldg G

Tickets: $40 (in advance) or $45 (at the door)

Join us for the 32nd annual Shrimpfest, a fundraiser supporting the Ellen Noel Art Museum's exhibitions, educational programming and free community events!

Enjoy a cajun style celebration with unlimited shrimp, music, and auction! General admission is $40 in advance, $45 at the door and include food and two drink tickets. Sponsor tables are also available. Get your tickets by visiting our website, calling or stopping by the Museum. 432-550-9696, 4909 E. University Blvd., Odessa.


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 (education@noelartmuseum) for more information. • 2:30-4:30pm • $18-20 per class

Jan 7 • Painting • Annita Delano Exhibition

Feb 4 • Animation • Chuck Jones Looney Tunes Exhibition

Mar 4 • Collage • Ali Cavanaugh Exhibition

Apr 8 • Still Lifes • Camile Engel Exhibition

May 6 • Ceramics • Permanent Collection

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Thursday Nights

Join us Thursday nights, when the Ellen Noël Art Museum is open till 8pm. Thursday Night Live offers a wide variety of experiences for all visitors with  musical performances, scholarly discussions, films, art workshops and social circles. Check out our calendar to see what is on this Thursday Night Live! 

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

Jan 4 • New Year's Resolution

Feb 8 • Valentines Love Gift


Music Night

Dec 21 • 6:30pm • FREE

Dec 21 • Delayne Lee-Scott, UTPB Violinist • Classical & Contemporary


Exhibition Opening/Lecture Talk

Jan 18 • 6pm • FREE • Modern Frescos: Ali Cavanaugh Opening and Artist Talk

Feb 8 • 6pm • FREE • Captured by Detail: The Paintings of Camille Engel Opening and Artist Talk


Italian for Travelers

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. Ages 15+

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

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


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

Jan 18          

Book Buzz with Liz Sullivan

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.

Feb 15 & Mar 22          

The Goldfinch” by Donna Tart

Discussion facilitated by Julie Roth, Associate Professor of English at Odessa College.


Film Series

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 28 • 6pm • FREE

 Until We See Each Other Again (drama); Jonathan Vasquez & Emily Winkler and Maintenance (drama); Zack Deck; 8.5 minutes

Feb 22 • 6pm • FREE

Far from the Tree (drama); Dave Thomas;  drama shot on location in Eustace, TX; 16 minutes


Lecture Series

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

Jan 11 • 6pm • FREE

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

Feb 8 • 6pm • FREE

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