GROUND ZERO 360 • Memorial & Exhibition Opening • 7pm • FREE

September 11- December 3

On September 11, 2001, New York City was shaken to its core. In the wake of the chaos, New York based Irish photographer Nicola McClean responded in the only way she knew how; she picked up her camera and took to the street to try and capture the confusion and panic that surrounded her.

The exhibition Ground Zero 360, was created by Nicola McClean and contains a stunning collection of images were made public for the first time in 2011. Through harrowing visuals, heartbreaking “missing posters” and a unique panoramic installation, Ground Zero 360 is astep into the past to what eight million New Yorkers were feeling in the days that followed the attacks.

Also included in the exhibition are 12 paintings by Irish artist Jim Fitpatrick, fragments of steel and granite from the World Trade Center and personal artifacts lent by families of the police officers and firefighters who lost their lives that day.

Opening Cemermony 

It’s our hope to work with Prosperity Bank and the City of Odessa to have an opening ceremony in conjunction with the annual 9/11 Ceremony at Buffalo Wallow. As part of the Flag Ceremony, the Museum would like to work with UTPB demark the route from Buffalo Wallow to the Ellen Noël Art Museum. 

 Procession                        6:30 PM - 12:00 AM

As part of the opening events, the Museum would invite members of the Odessa and Midland First Responders to lead a procession from Buffalo Wallow to Museum for a memorial service and the official opening of the Exhibition to the public. First Responders and their families would have first access to the exhibition. 

 Formal Program 

A formal memorial service will be held outside the museum. Opening comments and talks with family members of the first responders would take place before the doors to the exhibition are opened.  

Carried on the wind:  Tree of Remembrance

Odessa artist Dick Gilliam has agreed to create a one of a kind metal tree sculpture that will grace the entrance to the Museum. This sculpture will be used to tie different color fabric strips which the public will be able to write a prayer, thoughts or in memory of an individual. This special interactive will be left up for the duration of the exhibition.