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Date & Time

Monday, February 24, 2020 to Friday, March 6, 2020

Location

Laboratory Schools - Gordon Parks Arts Hall

Admission

Free

Contact

Other Contacts (see description)

Description

In its original incarnation The Continuum Exhibit - an interdisciplinary, multi-cultural exhibit exploring consciousness, human capacity and the continuity and
nterconnectedness of life - was first on display at the LA Museum of Science and Industry ‘78. It broke attendance records with over 2 million visits in less than a year. The UN and Smithsonian wanted the exhibit but it went to Minnesota and was laid to rest in the early ‘90s

With 40 years’ more research and new applications/implications, The New Continuum Exhibit on Consciousness has left the drawing board. The first 34 panels of the 68 panel exhibit are currently on tour and have been called phenomenal,” “amazing,” awesome,” “mind-bending,” and “world changing.”

The new exhibit explores the big themes of consciousness and reality while addressing
particular topics like education, addiction, and mental health. Did you know:

~ The Placebo Effect extends to surgery? Harvard and Baylor conducted research. And mindset affects aging?
~ Humans and animals share the same emotional brain – the health of which is foundational and required for proper mental functioning
~ Separate physical parts, pieces and people is an illusion of our 5 senses. Everything and all of us are inextricably interconnected and a sense of disconnection and alienation or lack of “fitting in” is a fundamental cause of addiction
~ Consciousness is not a by-product of the brain or reducible to chemicals and neurons
~ Imagery (focused use of imagination) and inner states of consciousness or mind (like
thoughts and emotions) affect matter
~ Creativity is a core human drive and we can learn to create dreams rather than drama

The exhibit has toured locations ranging from a Minneapolis Parks rec center to St Kate’s all-girls’ Catholic University in St Paul, MN. In May it will go to HBCU Morehouse in Atlanta.

There will be an opening reception Wednesday, February 26, 4-8 p.m. in Gordon Parks Arts Hall, 5815 S Kimbark

Dates/Times/Entrance address:

Monday-Friday 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Entrance through Judd Hall, 5835 S Kimbark

Feb 27–28 6–10 p.m., Gordon Parks Arts Hall entrance, 5815 S Kimbark

Saturday, February 29, noon-4 p.m. *2 p.m. presentation with Jane Barrash, Gordon Parks Arts Hall entrance, 5815 S Kimbark

Sunday, March 1, 6–10 p.m.,, Gordon Parks Arts Hall entrance, 5815 S Kimbark

For more info contact Jane@continuumcenter.net or bwildeman@ucls.uchicago.edu