Cynthia Noble

Executive Director, Art on theMART

Cynthia Costanzo Noble, M.A. is the Executive Director of Art on theMART. Noble brings more than two decades of experience with arts programming and interpretation, partnership cultivation, public engagement, cultural tourism and strategic planning at top international art museums, universities and businesses.

Noble received her M.A. in Modern and Contemporary Art, History, Theory and Criticism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1994). She subsequently became a Lecturer at the Museum and continues today as Adjunct Lecturer and also as a study leader for the Art Institute’s member travel program.

She founded Noble Art Tours in 2011, which offers private guided tours independently and in partnership with EXPO CHICAGO, the Chicago Architecture Biennial and Art Design Chicago.

Noble’s previous work includes academic and engagement positions at: the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Northwestern University, the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools and Columbia College Chicago. Between museum appointments, she also managed marketing for several design trade shows at Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc., including the Chicago Design Show and Italian Design Furniture Show and the Architectural Digest Home Design Show.