Adventures in Art

Mar 3 • 2:30-4:30pm • 3D Design

Apr 7 • 2:30-4:30pm • Oil Pastel

May 5 • 2:30-4:30pm • Sculpture

Come explore the exciting world of art with the Ellen Noël Art Museum’s 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 2:30-4:30, these classes are great ways for kids to learn more about art! TUITION: $20 per class ($25 for Clay)

Class size is limited so register today!

Click Here for 2018-2019 Adventures in Art Registration Form

Community Art Days

Mar 23 • 1:30-3:30pm • FREE

Bring the whole family and experience different hands-on art stations. All ages welcome!

May 18 • 1:30-3:30pm • FREE

Join us for fun art stations and register for upcoming Summer Camps. All ages welcome!

Art Tales

Mar 6 & Mar 20 | Apr 3 & Apr 17 | May 1 & May 15

Art-loving preschoolers ages 3-5 and their grown-ups are invited to join us every other Wednesday at 10am & 2pm in the ArtHaus for a beautifully illustrated story and art activity. 10am & 2pm • FREE • Ages 3-5

Yoga at the Museum

Feb 27

Mar 13 • Mar 20 • Mar 27

Apr 3 • Apr 10 • Apr 17 • Apr 24

May 1 • May 8 • May 15 • May 22

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 To become a Museum Member, contact Amanda Lopez | Museum Members only • 8-9am

 Exhibition Receptions

Charles Edward Williams: Here We Stand

Mar 21 • 6pm • FREE

All are welcome to the opening reception. Light hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served.

Williams’ recent works draw inspiration from historical photography of the Civil Rights movement, and through the use of color and gesture offer a contemporary response to social and political issues of the past and present.

Annual ECISD High School Art Exhibition

Apr 4 • 6pm • FREE

Annual ECISD Middle School Art Exhibition

Apr 18 • 6pm • FREE

Come out and support the next generation of artists! Join us at the Ellen Noël Art Museum for the FREE closing receptions of the Annual ECISD student exhibitions.

61st Annual Permian Basin Juried Art Exhibition

May 9 • 6pm • FREE (Awards at 6:30pm)

The Permian Basin Juried Art Exhibition aims to highlight the talent of artists in and around the West Texas region. This year, artists are encouraged to explore the theme OUT OF PLACE. Juried by Tina Fuentes, Professor, Texas Tech University.

The exhibition is hosted by the Ellen Noël Art Museum in partnership with the Odessa Art Association.

Nick Bascus Solo Show

May 9 • 7pm • FREE

Nick Bascus was selected by Juror, Laura Huckaby, as the Best in Show Winner of the 60th Annual Permian Basin Juried Art Exhibition. Bascus has an AA from Midland College and a BA in Art from UTPB.

In conjuncture with the 61st Annual Permian Basin Juried Art Exhibition, visitors will get the opportunity to see Nick Bascus’ solo exhibition and hear about his creative process and inspirations.


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! 

Poetry Night

Apr 11 • 6pm • FREE
UTPB “Sandstorm” students will read accepted poems. Facilitated by UTPB Associate Professor, Dr. Jason Lagapa.

Dance Performance

Mar 14 & May 23 • 6pm • FREE

Enjoy a special two part performace of Maisha Morris’s Minister of Movement. Morris is an Odessa native, performed and taught with CONTRA-TIEMPO (L.A. based Urban-Latin dance company) and showcased her signature style of movements both in and out of the U.S.

Book Talk

Mar 21 • 6pm • FREE

Back by popular demand! Random House Book Representative, Liz Sullivan will be here to talk about new releases and interesting reads. We’ll follow up with a round-table discussion for upcoming Book Talk selections.

Participate in discussions of topical or art related books, current museum exhibition and community events. Refreshments provided.

Movie Night

Mar 28 • 6pm • FREE • Ages 18+

Join us for a free screening of Age of Consent, a romantic comedy-drama staring James Mason, Jack MacGowran and Helen Mirren. Directed by Michael Powell. Popcorn and light refreshments provided. Presented by Odessa College’s Mass Communications Instructor, Harlan Whatley.

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Ladies Night

May 2 • 6-8pm • FREE Ticket

Looking for a fun ladies night out on the town? Enjoy shopping, fabulous food and a fun craft station for decorating wineglasses and making paper corsages. FREE Tickets are available by contacting Fay Batch | 550-9696 ext. 211 |