Community Art Day

Mar 24 • 10am-12pm • FREE

Make plans to swing by the museum, visit the current exhibitions and try your hand at fun art stations. Free for all ages.

May 5 • 1:30-3:30pm • FREE

Enjoy earth friendly hands on art stations and check out our Flower Market. 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

Feb 21 • Thy All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel

Mar 7 • Madlenka by Peter Sis

Mar 21 • Elemenopeo by Harriet Ziefert

Apr 4 • Why is Blue Dog Blue by George Rodrigue

Apr 18 • Little Smudge by Lionel Le Neouanic

May 2 • Art Dog by Clement Hurd

May 16 • Butterfly, Butterfly by Petre Horacek


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

Feb 28

Mar 7 • Mar 21 • Mar 28

Apr 4 • Apr 11 • Apr 18 • Apr 25

May 2 • May 9 • May 16 • May 23 • May 30



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.


Flower Market Preview Party

Friday, May 4, 6:30-8:30pm

Ticket $35 per person • Advance Reservation Required

Enjoy food, beverages, live music and early shopping for plants.


Flower Market

Saturday, May 5, 9am-4pm

Bedding plants • Herbs • Pots • Plants
Demonstrations • Food trucks • Family Art Activities
Artisan Vendors are back!


An Evening in the Garden

Saturday, May 5, 5:30-8:30pm

Ticket $15 per person (Includes 1 drink) • Purchase in advance or at the door

Come enjoy the evening under the stars!

Music • Cash Bar • Food trucks
Flowers • Artisan Vendors


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

Mar 4 • Collage • Ali Cavanaugh Exhibition

Apr 8 • Still Lifes • Camile Engel Exhibition

May 6 • Ceramics • Permanent Collection

Click Here for Scholarship Form

Click Here for Registration Form


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

Mar 1 • March Madness

Apr 5 • Weird Bunnies

May 3 • Spring Flings


Exhibition Opening/Lecture Talk

Feb 22 • 6pm • FREECaptured by Detail: The Paintings of Camille Engel Opening and Artist Talk

May 31 • 7pm • FREE60th Annual Permian Basin Juried Art Exhibition Opening Reception and Awards


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

 Mar 22          

The Goldfinch by Donna Tart

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

May 17

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.


West Texas Film Festival 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.

Feb 22 • 7pm • FREE

Pentecost; Katherine Propper (Director); Delilah, a snake handler’s daughter, seeks a spiritual gift of her own in her father's rattlesnake.

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Counting Up; Grayson Lackey (Director); A film that portrays the ups and downs of life within the confines of an industrial abandoned hotel. Discover a new perspective on trials and tribulations and the fact that the count down of time on your life can actually count up.

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Church Grounds; James Fite (Director); Though time and change should clearly be uppermost in their minds, members of this little church committee couldn’t care less or be more oblivious about either. On the contrary, they seem determined to keep time and change at a safe distance as they set about their plans to bury a time capsule on the church grounds, to be opened in 100 years. It is a project they disparage from the get-go while extolling a perfect past and the memories that took them there – never realizing that they are about to awake next day to a changed world that is going to ignore them with the same rude disregard and contempt.

Mar 22 • 6pm • FREE

Close to the Tree; Dave Thomas;  drama shot on location in Eustace, TX; 16 minutes

May 24 • 6pm • FREE

Film Shorts


Health & Wellness Museum Affinity Group

Mar 8 • 6pm • FREE 

Prospective or continuing members are invited to join us for a “sampler” yoga and meditation session led by Nancy Berolli and Chelsea Stanley of rOming yoga.


West Texas Talent

Mar 8 • 7pm • FREE 
Enjoy a special evening variety show of local talent. 


Lecture Series

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

Mar 15 • 6pm• FREE

Dr. Natalia Schlabritz-Lutsevich; Assoc. Regional Dean for Research at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at the Permian Basin • “The Passion of Dr. Natalia Schlabritz-Lutsevich”


Poetry Night

Apr 5 • 6pm • FREE 

UTPB “Sandstorm” students will read accepted poems. This evening will be facilitated by UTPB Associate Professor, Jason Lagapa and will include a Haiku workshop.


Music Night

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

Apr 12 • 6pm • FREE

UTPB Student Strings Performance

Apr 26 • 6:30pm • FREE

Cassatt Quartet • String Student Rehearsal ECISD/MISD


Random Acts of Art

Apr 12 • 6-8pm • $25 • Advance Registration Required

Enjoy making art in a relaxed, creative environment. Join instructor Yvonne Asakawa to complete a simple Japanese-style bound book. All materials provided in cost of class. For ages 16+. Contact Annie Stanley for more information at 550-9696 X 213.


Pronto Spanish

Back by popular demand for four Thursday nights in May, this introductory Spanish class will help you brush up on rusty skills or learn survival skill vocabulary. The cost is $20 total. Contact Annie Stanley for more information at 550-9696 X 213.

May 3 • May 10 • May 17 • May 24 • 6pm
Ages 16+ • $20  
(includes small text book and all four sessions) • Registration in advance only