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Current Exhibitions


Current Exhibitions

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Current Exhibitions


Current Exhibitions

Cut Up/Cut Out

July 19 - Oct 14, 2018

 Lorenzo Durán,  Dragon  (Spain), leaf cutting, 2011

Lorenzo Durán, Dragon (Spain), leaf cutting, 2011

Cut Up/Cut Out showcases local, national, and international artists who explore the captivating methods of decorative piercing and cutting. Artists in this show use a wide range of media from paper and plastic to metal and rubber. The transformative nature of cutting into and through a surface provides endless possibilities for converting the material from opaque to transparent, from flat to sculptural, from rigid to delicate, and from ordinary to exquisite. The process and precision required for this method of art-making is laborious, technically demanding, and always astonishing. 

The art of cutting paper dates back thousands of years, with early artworks coming from 6th century China. Originally a decorative handcraft for women, Chinese paper-cutting eventually expanded into rural areas, becoming a staple at religious ceremonies and festivals. By the 14th century, paper-cutting spread to the rest of the world bringing in a new wave of folk art traditions. Cut Up/Cut Out  honors both innovation and tradition with a selection of over 50 artists representing diverse styles and techniques.

On loan and organized by the Bedford Gallery

WORLD ADVENTURES

Sept 13 - Nov 11, 2018

 Unknown artist,  Isis Nursing Horus , bronze, ca. 664-332 BCE

Unknown artist, Isis Nursing Horus, bronze, ca. 664-332 BCE

From the permanent collection of the Oklahoma State University Museum of Art

World Adventures contains objects from all over the world. Each object from this collection tells the story of different cultures and civilizations. One of the earliest objects in the exhibition is an Egyptian statue of Isis from about 664-332 BCE. Another object of interest is a Japanese print from the artist Suzuki Harunobu from 1766 and several textiles from the Middle East. This exhibition takes you on an adventure of different art methods and mediums and explores their significance to the art world.

 

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Future Exhibitions


FUTURE

EXHIBITIONS

Future Exhibitions


FUTURE

EXHIBITIONS

 Heidi Pitre,  Friday Night Lights , pen and watercolor on vintage library card, n.d.

Heidi Pitre, Friday Night Lights, pen and watercolor on vintage library card, n.d.

A Permanent Record: Heidi Pitre

Oct 25 - Nov 15, 2018

Opening Reception | Oct 25 | 6PM

Austin artist Heidi Pitre, has created a series of pen and ink drawings on vintage library borrower cards from books dating back as far as 1930. Revisit literary library favorites in this charming exhibit about nostalgia, symbolism, and the pre-technological world. This exhibition is in partnership with Odessa Arts with their NEA Big Read program, ArtPocalypse.

 

 Marilyn Monroe as Chérie,  Bus Stop , 1956, designer by Travilla, Twentieth Century Fox

Marilyn Monroe as Chérie, Bus Stop, 1956, designer by Travilla, Twentieth Century Fox

The Golden Age of Hollywood: Costumes from the Gene London Cinema Collection

Dec 7, 2018 - Mar 10, 2019

This exciting exhibition will give people the chance to get close and personal with some of their favorite actors and actresses from the golden age of Hollywood films. With over 50 costumes and personal effects, many of the greatest stars will be here at the Ellen Noël including Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Doris Day, Tallulah Bankhead, Greta Garbo, Judy Garland, Katharine Hepburn, Grace Kelly, John Wayne, Tyrone Power, Elizabeth Taylor, and even Marilyn Monroe.

Since the era of silent films, costumes have served as a critical element of the story telling process. While the purpose of costuming has remained the same over the past century, the process by which costumes are created for a film had changed significantly and now a hundred years later, has come full circle. These costumes are one tool that the film maker has to tell the story.

Help bring the Hollywood Stars to the Museum!

We are giving everyone in the community a chance sponsor their favorite Hollywood costume. The Golden Age of Hollywood: Costumes from the Gene London Cinema Collection will have many of your favorite stars on display and this is your chance to help bring them to Odessa. For your donation of $500, a sign with your name or logo will be displayed next to that costume. Costumes can be sponsored by individuals, several people, organizations, companies or in remembrance.  There are 40 costume sponsor opportunities, check below for a list of costumes and email Aggie Acosta at aggie@noelartmuseum.org for availability.

Click here for available costumes.

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Permanent Collection


Permanent Collection

Permanent Collection


Permanent Collection

 

In its 30 years, the Ellen Noël Art Museum has amassed a permanent collection of over 900 objects which reveal the rich artistic and cultural heritage of the Permian Basin, West Texas and the United States. It is the goal of this collection to document the relationships of artists to their physical and cultural environments, as well as the technical and conceptual innovations that are part of the vibrant and colorful history of the art world. The collection represents over 200 artists such as Thomas Hart Benton, Janet Fish, Adolph Gottlieb, Peter Hurd, M.C. Escher, Lowell Nesbitt, Rufino Tamayo, Victor Vasarely, and Peter Vogel. Works by established Texas and Southwestern artists like Luis Jimenez, Jesus Morales, Ned Bosnick, Dee Wolff, Frank Gervasi, Billy Schenck, Michelle O’Michael, George Tobolowsky and Jaune Quick-to-See Smith form a significant part of the collection.

 
 
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Ali Cavanaugh,

When Your Love Falls, Uncertainty Becomes Understood, nd

Gift of Mike and Linda Tilton

 

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Connie Kiener

Fish Tales, 2003, Gift of the Artist- Connie Kiener

 

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Rod Goebel

Aspen Trees, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. Camden Chancellor

 
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Jean Cappadonna-Nichols

Tropical Depression with Build Your own Sacred Cow, Museum Purchase

 

René Alvarado

Serenade to an Empty Chair, 2009, Gift of the Artist- René Alvarado

 

 

Artist Represented in Collection

 

 

 

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Katherine Ace.  Tomas Allom.

Rene Alvarado.  William Anzalone.

David Aylsworth.  Margarete Bagshaw.  

Laurence Barker.  Earline Barnes.

David Bates.  Herbert Bayer.  A.A. Begay. 

Tomas Hart Benton.  Henrie a Berk.  

Jennifer Bobola. Hugo Lopez Bolivar.  

Raymond Bonilla.  Elena Borstein.  

Alfonse Borysewicz.  Ned Bosnick.

Harry Bouras.  Katherine Bowling.

Chica Brunsvold.  Alberto Burri.  

Davey Cadaver.  

Jean Cappadonna-Nichols.  

Carmelo Cappello.  Antonio Carreno.  

Ali Cavanaugh.  Eduardo Oliveira. 

Danville Chadbourne.  JD Chanllenger.  

Sally Chandler.  Piao Xue Cheng.  

Wendy Chidester.  Robert Colesco.  

Jim Condron.  Rosalind Cook.  

Alfred Egerton Cooper.  Ralph Cox.  

William Crovello.  Anne-Marie Cucchiara.  

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Salvador Dali.  DaNisha Death NYC.  

Simone Debbas.  Gussie Dujardin.  

Robert C. Ellis.  Camille Engel.

Travis Conrad Erion.  Frank Diaz Escalet. 

M.C. Escher.  Gary Eubanks.  Janet Fish.  

India Flint.  Carol Fremlin.

Johnny Friedlaender.  Tina Fuentes.  

Daniel Gerhartz.  Frank Gervasi. 

Richard Gillham.  RC Gorman.  

Adolph Go lieb.  Emilio Greco.  R. Grey.  

Han Dai-Yu.  Heinie Hartwig. Billy Hassell.

Gary Hayah.  Sonya Haynie.  Ron Hicks.  

Royce Howes.  Jammey Huggins.  

Peter Hurd.  Margit E. IIika.  Kim James.  

Juis Jimenez.  Michael Chesley.

 

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August Kalestewa.  Bob Kane. 

Norman Kary.  Steve Kaufman.  

David Keens.  Peter Keil.  Martha Kellar.  

Connie Kiener.  Jung Han Kim.  

Judith Moore Knapp.  

Barnal F. Koehrsen III.  Victor Kord.  

Craig Kosak.  Lynwood Kreneck.  

Tracy Krumm.  Gary Kulak. 

Jochen Labriola.  Oscar Lakeman. 

Lois Lane.  Josep Maria Subirachs.  

Ru7no Tamayo.  Kate Taylor. 

Steve Teeters.  Ann Templeton.  

George Tobolowsky.  Michelle Torrez.  

Tracy 168.  Andy Tschoepe.  Cy Twombly. 

Boaz Vaadia.  Peter Vogel.  

Jorgen Waring.  James Watkins.  

Davis Webster.  Bill Wiggins.  

Robert Wilson.  Dee Wolf.  Bill Worrell. 

Pervis Young.  Judy Youngblood.