Bachelor with Honors, Brown University, 1967. Master of Arts in Art History, Brown University, 1971.
Curator Fuller Art Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts, 1971-1973, acting director, 1973-1974, director Brockton, Massachusetts, 1975-1983. Curator The Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire, 1984—1987, director, since 1988. President Marilyn Hoffman Reference Services, Londonderry, since 2000.
Lecturer in field.
Member advisory board New Hampshire Council on Humanities, since 1999. Trustee Federated Arts of Manchester, New Hampshire, 1991—1992. Member Stoughton Growth Policy Committee, 1976.
Member advisory committee Brockton Shoe Museum, 1978—1980. Member Brockton Centennial Associates, 1980—1981. Chairman auction Derryfield School, Manchester, 1997, member capital campaign steering committee, since 1997.
Advisory board New Hampshire Council on Humanities, since 1999. Incorporator Manchester Regional Community Foundation of New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, 2000—2001, board directors, since 2001, Temple Adath Yeshurun, 1995—1999, chairman personnel committee, 1996—1999. Board directors New Hampshire Citizens for Arts, Concord, since 1994.
Member of Manchester Chamber of Commerce, College Art Association, New England Foundation for Arts, American Association Museum (advisory council museum assessment program 1981-1990, chairman accreditation 1991), Massachusetts Cultural Alliance (vice president 1981-1982, trustee 1980-1984), New England Museum Association (treasurer 1981-1987, Massachusetts representative, executive committee 1976-1981, annual conference chairman 1978, peer review panel visual arts touring program 1979-1981), Association Art Museum Directors.
Married Alan R. Hoffman, September 19, 1971. Children: Alan, Elena.