New Exhibit overview
The original Continuum Exhibit was first on display in LA at the California Museum of Science and Industry in 1978, and came up to the Twin Cities in ’79 touring high profile locations including the top of the IDS, Landmark Center, Pillsbury Center, and was featured for the grand opening months of Calhoun Square in 1984, with support and acclaim from notables like Earl Bakken, founder of Medtronic, and Senator Dave Durenberger viewer response.
Continuum Center expanded into other program areas and in ’87 the exhibit was laid to rest. Now, there’s 40 years’ more research and a remake/update is underway, extending the exhibit into arenas including mental health, addiction, the nature of light, and animal intelligence.
The update, when complete in Nov of 2019, will be 70 panels. If $500K is raised they will be high tech with some interactive. Phase 1 of the new exhibit is a mock-up pf the first 22 panels, art on foam core in standing wood frames . The mock-up of 22 will tour public venues with scheduled speaker presentations and group discussions accompanying a 2-4 week exhibition. Wed, July 31, eleven more panels will be revealed at a dinner event celebrating Continuum Center’s 40 year anniversary, at the Nord Social Hall at French Meadow Lyn/Lake.
Frames by Rick Pinkus; Photo by Patrick Reardon
The 33 panel mock-up up will tour Aug through Nov when the 65 panel exhibit is displayed as the centerpiece for a conference featuring speakers from the exhibit. The 22 panel mock-up had its debut Feb 2, 2019 at the annual City of Minneapolis Department of Community Relations conference at the Convention Center. We plan to tour the complete exhibit around the country and build copies in other languages to tour internationally. The original exhibit was also on display at Boston City Hall in Dec 1980-Jan 1981, and we are in conversation with the director of art and culture at BCH for a 40 years’-later display in early 2020.
“On these new terms, science no longer upholds a value-empty existence, in which everything, including the human mind, is driven entirely by strictly physical forces of the most elemental kind. We get a vastly revised answer to the old question “What does science leave to believe in?” that gives us a different image of science and the kind of truth science stands for.” Nobel neuroscientist, Roger Sperry