Archie Rand: Sixty Paintings from the Bible

March 31, 2017

Through March 31

I don’t want to make paintings that are about Jewishness, but that are Jewish. —Archie Rand

Sixty Paintings from the Bible features Archie Rand’s distinct mash-up of comics, pulp-style drawing and biblical narrative. Riffing on 17th century artist Matthaeus Merian’s engravings of bible scenes, the works in Sixty Paintings are straight from the Old Testament and depict the foibles and struggles that human beings seem doomed to repeat.

Originally organized by Samantha Baskind, Cleveland State University Art Gallery, the American Jewish Museum exhibit marks the second time since 1992 that
the series is shown in its entirety.The artist talk and reception is presented in collaboration with Chai Mitzvah, a nine-month conversational-style Jewish community building program that coalesces study, spirituality and social action.
An engaging professor, scholar and speaker, Rand’s talk focuses on his
work and on Jewish iconography in 20th century art that he is credited
with developing.

Fine Perlow Weis Gallery * Entrance at 5738 Darlington Road, Squirrel Hill
412-521-8010 • Admission is free • All are welcome
Gallery Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 5:30 AM-10 PM
Friday: 5:30 AM-6 PM
Saturday: 8 AM-6 PM
Sunday: 7:45 AM-6 PM

Major funding for the American Jewish Museum provided by the Allegheny Regional Asset Board, the Anna L. Caplan & Irene V. Caplan Fund of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, the Robert C. and Gene B. Dickman Fund, Ira and Nanette Gordon Curator Enrichment Fund, Edward N. and Jane Haskell Endowment Creative Projects Fund, the Nancy Bernstein and Robert Schoen Fund, the Speyer Family Foundation Endowment Fund, Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts, and individual support.

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