Temporary Public Art Exhibit Aims to Start Conversation About Respect

Apr 21, 2014

A new exhibit opening Sunday focuses on engaging the community in conversations concerning prejudice and stereotypes.

Typecast/Recast is a public art project put together by the Anti-Defamation League. 

Alan Potash is the ADL’s Plains States Regional Director. 

He says the exhibit features six pieces of public art that will be on display at the corner of 12th and Cass Streets in North Downtown Omaha.

"The idea behind this project is to create conversations around respect and understanding, bigotry and prejudice.  We live in a society today that has challenges and we want people to have conversations about some of those challenges.  And art is a great vehicle to start those conversations because there is no right or wrong answer when one talks about art.”

Potash says some of the pieces are literal and some are open to interpretation. 

Typecast/Recast opens April 27th and will be on view through the fall.