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As a member, an entire year of exciting opportunities will be yours to explore at the Ellen Noël Art Museum.


Basic Benefits for All Levels:

  • Invitation to all exhibition preview receptions, programs and special events

  • Annual subscription to the seasonal Museum Newsletter Art Matters

  • Advance notice and registration for art classes, lectures, workshops, and summer art classes

  • Vote at Annual Membership Meeting

  • 10% discount on select merchandise in the Museum Store


$30 Student/Educator/Senior Citizen                  $60 Individual                                   $80 Family

All basic benefits valid for one                       All basic benefits valid for            All basic benefits valid for two(2)

(1) individual for one year                              one (1) individual for one year       individuals & dependents under 18

Must have valid School/College

/University/Sr. Citizen ID


$150 Smithsonian

All basic benefits listed above, plus:

  • A personalized Smithsonian Membership Card

  • Reciprocal membership in 25 other Smithsonian Affiliate Museums throughout the US

  • Free admission to the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City

  • Access to a members-only web site (registration required)

  • 10% discount at Smithsonian Museum Stores, IMAX tickets at the Smithsonian, Smithsonian Catalogue and

  • One-year subscription to Smithsonian Magazine (12 issues)


 $250 Supporter

All benefits listed above, plus:

  • Complimentary gift membership for a family member, friend, or business associate


 $500 Patron

All benefits listed above, plus:

  • Recognition in Museum Annual Report and Curatorial Publication(s)

  • Invitation to museum travel(s) with Executive Director


$1000 Connoisseur

All benefits listed above, plus: 

  • Name dredit on Donor Wall in Museum foyer for one calendar year

  • One facility rental at no cost

  • Invitation to Museum Connoisseur soirée


Contact Amanda Lopez, Membership Manager, for more information on memberships









How can you help

You can help the Ellen Noël Art Museum sustain the vision of its founders of bringing great art to everyone in the community.  Your contribution will make a difference.

Admission to the Ellen Noël Art Museum is free.  Small tuitions are charged for some of the art activity classes to cover faculty and supply expense.  Scholarships are often available.  The costs associated with bringing exhibits to the museum, as well as providing general operating expenses, are funded by the generosity of many individuals, corporations and foundations.
There are many ways you can help us accomplish our mission and continue to connect people with art:

Become a Member

Make a Donation
Sponsor an exhibit, education program or fundraising event
Pledge an annual gift
Support the addition and preservation of the Permanent Collection
Give in memory or honor of a friend or loved one
Give a gift of stock or life insurance
Other planned giving opportunities -  Leave a Legacy
Become a Museum Volunteer

Corporate Partners
Participate in the critical alliance between business and the arts
Sponsorship Opportunities
Be a part of the many programs and activities that enrich the Permian Basin each year

Benefit Events
Participate in major events organized each year to help ensure the museum’s success

Fund Drives
Give through the Annual Fund Drives and help support programs essential to the museum

Volunteers and Docents
Find out about the many ways in which you can be a fundamental part of many of the museum’s activities and day-to-day operations

The Ellen Noël Art Museum respects the privacy and personal information of its members.  ENAM has adopted a policy of not sharing with third parties any financial information you provide when purchasing a membership or making a donation except (1) to the extent required by law,  and (2) to acknowledge your donation in our publications.  If you prefer not to have your donation acknowledged in our publications, please contact Amanda Lopez, Membership Manager extension 214 or







Volunteer at The Ellen Noël Art Museum

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Ellen Noël Art Museum! 

We hope you will find your experiences here fun and rewarding.

Here are some of the opportunities we have available for volunteers:

The Gallery Attendant is the first person a museum visitor sees at the front desk.  This museum ambassador greets visitors as they enter and answers questions.  The gallery attendant is also responsible for monitoring the gallery spaces from the front desk and taking attendance.

The Prep Crew are exhibition installers responsible for setting up and taking down the exhibits.  These volunteers are staff-trained, as the job requires knowledge of the special procedures used to handle and properly display artwork.  Some physical ability is required.

Master Gardeners maintain the George and Milly Rhodus Sculpture and Sensory Garden.  These volunteers seasonally change the native plants in this garden.  Contact the Permian Basin Master Gardeners for information about joining.

Children’s programming assistants are needed for events and classes.

Fundraising volunteers assist at your fundraising events such as our annual Shrimpfest and Oktoberfest.  These events offer diverse ways to interact with our community while celebrating support of the arts.  Volunteers are needed in all areas of these special events.

We depend on our volunteers, so we want to repay you for your dedication and hard work.  As a volunteer you develop marketable skills and life-long learning opportunities.  Come meet new people and work in a stimulating and fun environment.  You will receive newsletters, invitations to all events, opportunities to attend classes presented by trained staff and recognition at special volunteer events.

Call Aggie Acosta, Administration and Visitor Services Manager, at extension 210 or for information on volunteer opportunities.  Volunteering can be made to fit your schedule!

Volunteer Application

Art matters!
As a volunteer you play a vital role in bringing art to the community.