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Remembering the legacy of John O. Whiteman

The i.d.e.a. Museum staff is deeply saddened by the passing of museum founder and philanthropist John O. Whiteman. In Mr. Whiteman’s spirit, we encourage families in the Valley to take a moment to volunteer at organizations that make a difference in our community....

Blue Star Museums returns May 18 – Sept. 1

The i.d.e.a. Museum for the eighth year in a row will provide free admission this summer to active-duty military families via the Blue Star Museums program. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the...

Make plans for “Museum Discovery Evening” May 10 

Two family-friendly museums in Downtown Mesa – the Arizona Museum of Natural History and the i.d.e.a. Museum – will offer free admission 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. on Friday, May 10, as part of the City of Mesa’s Museum Discovery series.  Additionally, Mesa Contemporary Art...


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