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Mesa Arts Center Director Cindy Ornstein looks back after retirement

By Mark Brodie
Published: Monday, September 11, 2023 - 11:19am

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Mesa Arts Center will be getting a new leader. Cindy Ornstein retired at the end of June as its executive director; she also served as director of arts and culture for the city. In that role, she oversaw the Arizona Museum of Natural History and the i.d.e.a Museum.

Ornstein spent 13 years with the city and helped lead its arts and culture institutions through the pandemic.

The Show spoke with Ornstein about her time in those roles. 

Portrait of Cindy Ornstein
Cindy Ornstein
Cindy Ornstein

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