Arielle Tonkin is an artist and an educator. She holds a combined B.A. in Conflict Studies and Visual Arts from Boston University, and a 2012 fellowship from Yeshivat Hadar in NYC, studying Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic legal texts. Her research explores the role of community arts programming as a mediation tool in cities of ethno-religious conflict.
Prior to coming to The Magnes, Arielle acted as Creative Content Manager for a Boston-based web startup. Arielle brings years of museum administration and education experience from the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University and the Haifa Museum of Art.