Congratulations to Art History alumnus Daniel Noel (BA ’16), who has taken a position at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH. As Development Coordinator in Major Gifts, Daniel will assist the Vice President of Development and the Director of Board and Campaign Giving, preparing pitch decks, researching and creating profiles of potential donors, and maintaining relationships with members of the museum’s boards.
After earning his BA in Art History at FSU in 2016, Daniel went on to earn a Master of Science degree in Museum Studies with a concentration in Theory & Practice from the University of Glasgow. From 2018 to 2022 he worked at the Cleveland Museum of Art, further expanding the professional museum experience he gained as a Museum Educator at The Grove Museum and the Tallahassee Museum and as a Museum Assistant at the Gadsden Arts Center in Quincy, FL. Daniel also serves as a board member on Zygote Press, a Cleveland nonprofit printmaking studio, gallery, and archive.
Daniel maintains strong ties with friends and colleagues at Florida State and in his expanding museum network, and is always eager to connect with and support FSU Art History and MCHS students and emerging professionals. He writes:
The Art History Department at Florida State University changed my life. I entered FSU as a transfer student and rising Junior, leaving the Studio Art program at Florida A&M University. Originally intending to pursue a BFA in Studio Art, during my first semester, I had the privilege of taking Spanish Colonial Art History with Dr. Niell. This was a transformative experience that led me to change my major. I went on to graduate from the Art History department with a BA in the History & Criticism of Art and a Minor in Museum Studies. Florida State provided me with the tools I needed to succeed and embark on a career in museums, and for this, I am eternally grateful.