Gift Shop Preview Party

Oct 23 • 6-9pm • FREE Ticketed Event

Everything's New At the Museum's Shop! You are welcome to an evening of wine, hors d'oeuvres, shopping and fun. Activities include making your own wine charms and painting your own wine glass!

Shop for artisan made jewelry, fair trade products, products made in Texas just for you. 

Every gift you buy supports the Museum's programming for our community!

Tickets are free but limited. Email Aggie Acosta | or stop by the museum to get your ticket.

Click here to find out more!

 Altered Book Workshop

Oct 27 • 1:30-3:30pm • $30 • Ages 18+


Create a unique, one of a kind journal using old books, collage, unusual papers and other ephemera. Base materials provided, but participants are encouraged to bring personal paper or photos to incorporate. Enjoy making art in a relaxed, creative environment. Class size is limited and in advance only. For more information about this program, contact Annie Stanley at


Dia de los Muertos

Nov 3 • 2pm • FREE

Celebrate and learn more about the traditions and customs of this special holiday. Hands-on art activities and performances. Music and refreshments provided. Free fun for all ages.

Indigo Workshop

Nov 17 • 10am-4pm • $110 • Ages 18+

Led by Nashville-based artist Aaron Sanders Head. Learn the basics of setting up a ferrous Indigo vat and the shibori resist dying method with a concentration on folded, tied and clamped resist. All supplies provided. For more information about this program, contact Annie Stanley at Class size is limited. Register by Oct 31. 

Connoisseur Member Preview

Nov 29 • 7pm • Connoisseur Members Only

Announcing the Connoisseur Members’ event of the year! Join us for an exclusive preview of The Golden Age of Hollywood: Costumes from the Gene London Cinema Collection. Hear from collector Gene London as he shares personal stories about the stars represented in the exhibition. Enjoy a night of gourmet delicacies and drinks. People are encouraged to dress in their best Old Hollywood fashion.

To become a Connoisseur Member, please contact Amanda Lopez at

Adventures in Art

Nov 4 • 2:30-4:30pm • Mixed-Media Collage

Dec 2 • 2:30-4:30pm • Clay

Jan 13 • 2:30-4:30pm • Fashion Design

Feb 3 • 2:30-4:30pm • Painting

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

Art Tales

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

Oct 3 & 17  •  Nov 14 & 28  •  Dec 5 & 19


Yoga at the Museum

Oct 10 • 17 • 24 • 31

Nov 14 • 21 • 28

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



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

Nov 1 • 6pm • FREE • Holiday Creations

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. 


Exhibition Opening/Lecture Talk

Oct 25 • 6pm • FREE A Permanent Record: Heidi Pitre Exhibition Opening Reception

Join us for the opening reception of Heidi Pitre's series of pen and ink drawings on vintage library borrower cards from books dating back as far as 1930. Enjoy light hors d'oeuvre and refreshments. This exhibition is in partnership with Odessa Arts with their NEA Big Read program, ArtPocalypse.


Lecture Series

Nov 8 • 6pm • FREE
Loretta Diane Walker • Poet and Educator
Enjoy a special evening with Loretta Diane Walker as she gives a reading of her work and shares her writing process. Walker is a multiple Pushcart Nominee, and Best of the Net Nominee, won the 2016 Phyllis Wheatley Book Award for poetry, for her collection, In This House (Bluelight Press). Loretta was named “Statesman in the Arts” by the Heritage Council of Odessa. Her work has appeared in various literary journals and anthologies including, River of Earth and Sky, Her Texas, and Concho River Review. She has published four collections of poetry. Her most recent collection is Desert Light, Lamar University Press.  Her manuscript Word Ghetto won the 2011 Bluelight Press Book Award


Book Talk

Oct 20 & Nov 15 • 7pm • FREE

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Part of Artpocolypse Big Read, Station Eleven shows that life is more than just surviving in a world following civilization’s collapse. 

Enjoy discussions of topical books and articles related to Art, current Museum exhibitions and community events, led by a variety of community partners from UTPB and more!

This event is in partnership with Odessa Arts with their NEA Big Read program, ArtPocalypse. Sponsored by Odessa Arts, Rea Charitable Trust and Texas Commission on the Arts. 

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