Current Exhibitions

Current Exhibitions


Current Exhibitions

Current Exhibitions



Mar 21 - May 26

Charles Edward Williams, a native of Georgetown, South Carolina, earned a BFA degree from the Savannah College of Art and Design and an MFA degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His work has been featured in numerous exhibitions around the country and is included in the collections of leading museums.

Charles Edward Williams is inspired by the relationship between human emotions and our natural environment. He often chooses subject matter based on life experiences that have been humbling and sometimes traumatic. The psychological elements of his works are generated by personal and emotional responses to people, places and things. Each piece serves to orchestrate various viewpoints into a shared message of our human connectedness and commonality, which will entice viewers to explore from unfamiliar perspectives.

Charles Edward Williams, KID WITH LUCY - Newark, July 1967, 2018, oil on watercolor paper



May 9 - June 23


Opening Reception | May 9 | 6PM | FREE

The Annual Permian Basin Juried Art Exhibition, hosted by the Ellen Noël Art Museum in partnership with the Odessa Art Association, aims to highlight the talent of artists in and around the West Texas region.



May 9 - June 23

Opening Reception | May 9 | 6:30PM | FREE

Nick Bascus was selected by Juror, Laura Huckaby, as the Best of Show Winner of the 60th Annual Permian Basin Juried Art Exhibition. This debut solo exhibition highlights Bascus’ work as a painter and print-maker.

Nick Bascus, Patricia, 2018, woodblock print

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The McKnight Gallery is used to display works from the Museum’s permanent collection. The artwork in this gallery is changed once a year in the fall to showcase the over 900 objects in its holding. Also displayed in this gallery is Stampede by El Paso artist Tom Lea. This gallery has direct access to the George and Milly Rhodus Sculpture & Sensory Garden which has been used as a gallery space for outdoor art works, events and community art days.

Margarete Bagshaw, Color of Oil, 2013, oil on canvas



In 1940, El Paso Artist Tom Lea drove to Odessa, Texas to install his freshly painted mural intitled Stampede. Lea had been awarded the contract by the United States government to paint a mural as part of the New Deal. The painting, which measures 7 feet high and 17 feet long, was originally glued to the wall above the door to Postmaster W.T. Henderson’s office. In 1970, it was framed and moved across the street to the new post office where it hung until 2013. As part of a pilot program with the United States Postal Service, the Museum and Odessa Arts (formally known as the Odessa Council for the Arts & Humanities) were asked if they could restore and house the mural in a protected environment. After an extensive restoration process, the painting now hangs in the Permanent Collections gallery of the Museum as part of a 25 year renewable loan.

Click here for more information about Stampede.


Future Exhibitions



Future Exhibitions



Diana Kersey,  Bird Pot , ceramics, n.d.

Diana Kersey, Bird Pot, ceramics, n.d.

Biomorphic: Diana Kersey

June 6 - Sept 1, 2019

Opening Reception | June 7 | 6PM | FREE

Diana Kersey is a visual artist who works in clay, creating both studio pottery and architectural ceramics. Her work possesses a raw, textural quality, with the clay encompassed in a translucent, earthy glaze. The birds, insects, fish, and flowers present in her work suggest a primordial narrative, while the underlying decorative grids and motifs capture the relentless energy, complexity, and contradictions that pulse through our contemporary society.

Kersey earned a MFA in ceramics from Washington State University in 1997, and a BFA in drawing from Texas Tech University in 1994. Kersey has served as an instructor at the Southwest School of Art and Craft, San Antonio College, and Palo Alto College. She has lived and maintained a studio in San Antonio, TX since 1998.


Sept 12 - Nov 17

Opening Reception | Sept 12 | 6PM | FREE

Kunichika, Woman with sword on raft, woodbloack print, designed c. 1860

Kunichika, Woman with sword on raft, woodbloack print, designed c. 1860

From the Syracuse University Art Collection, Ukiyo-e to Shin Hanga draws from the University’s collection of over 300 examples from this important and hugely influential art movement. The prints on view date from the height of color Ukiyo-e printmaking (c1780-1868) through Japan’s Meiji period (1868-1912) to twentieth century impressions of the Shin Hanga movement (1915-1940s). Masters of this medium are represented, including the work of Utamaro, Kuniyoshi, Hokusai, Hiroshida, Tsuchiya Koitsu and Yoshida Hiroshi. The prints exemplify the soft, painterly style that is synonymous with the Japanese woodcut, and illustrates the wide range of subjects from courtesans to Kabuki theater and the Japanese landscape.

Ansel Adams, Dunes, Oceano, California (detail), 1963, gelatin silver print, gift of Wm. John Upjohn

Ansel Adams, Dunes, Oceano, California (detail), 1963, gelatin silver print, gift of Wm. John Upjohn

Sight and Feeling: Photographs by Ansel Adams

Aug 29 - Nov 24

Opening Reception | Aug 29 | 6PM | FREE

On loan from Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, this exhibition showcases the works of one of America’s greatest landscape photographers and environmentalist known for his black and white images of the American West.


Permanent Collection

Permanent Collection

Permanent Collection

Permanent Collection


The Museum’s collection started in 1980, when Dr. James A. Daves donated twenty-two paintings by Italian-born, West Texas transplant artist, Frank Gervasi. This small collection would become the corner stone for the Museum’s current collection of over 900 objects. Our main collecting mission is to preserve art work that is representative of major trends in the development of art in America from 1850 to the present. This can include media such as paintings, works on paper, sculpture, ceramics and photographs. The Museum also focuses on Texas Regional art and owns a survey collection of works on paper.  Below is a current listing of the over 200 artists currently represented in our collection.

 If you are interested in donating to the Ellen Noël Art Museum’s permanent collection, please contact Daniel Zies, Curator at

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Artist Represented in Collection 



Katherine Ace.  Mark Allen Alford Jr.

Tomas Allom. Rene Alvarado.  

William Anzalone. John James Audubon.

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.  

Paolo Boni. Raymond Bonilla.  

Elena Borstein.  Alfonse Borysewicz.  

Ned Bosnick. Harry Bouras.  

Katherine Bowling. Chica Brunsvold.

 Nocona Burgess. Alberto Burri.  

Davey Cadaver.  

Jean Cappadonna-Nichols.  

Carmelo Cappello.  Antonio Carreno.  

Ali Cavanaugh.  Danville Chadbourne.  

JD Chanllenger.  Sally Chandler.  

Piao Xue Cheng.  Michael Chesley.

Wendy Chidester.  Robert Colesco.  

Jim Condron.  Erin Cone. Rosalind Cook.

Alfred Egerton Cooper.  Ralph Cox.  

William Crovello.  Anne-Marie Cucchiara.  


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.  

Carlos Hall. Han Dai-Yu.  Helen Hardin.

Heinie Hartwig. Billy Hassell.

Gary Hayah.  Sonya Haynie.  Ron Hicks.  

Royce Howes.  Jammey Huggins.  

Darryl Hughto. Peter Hurd.  

Margit E. IIika.  Michelle Jader.

Kim James.  Juis Jimenez. 

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.  Nicholas Kruhshenick.

Gary Kulak.  Kyong Ae Kim.



Jochen Labriola.  Oscar Lakeman. 

Lois Lane. Roy Lichtenstein.

Giacomo Manzu. Dave McGary.

McKenney & Hall. Jesus Moroles.

Claes Oldenburg. Eduardo Oliveira.

Jane Radstrom. Robert Rauschenberg.

Dieter Roth. Porfirio Salinas.

Kate Sammons. Billy Schenck.

Fritz Scholder. Joseph Henry Sharp.

Brian Singer. Michael Steiner.

Josep Maria Subirachs.  

Rufino 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.  

Charles Edward Williams. Robert Wilson.

 Dee Wolf.  Bill Worrell.  Pervis Young.

 Judy Youngblood.