Archie Rand standing in front of an exhibition of his paintings (Photo Credit: Kevin Blumenthal)

Farash Fellows

The Farash Fellowship for the Advancement of Jewish Humanities and Culture is a residency program that brings the world’s leading Jewish artists, philosophers, and thinkers to Rochester. (Photo Credit: Kevin Blumenthal)


The Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation created the Farash Fellow for the Advancement of Jewish Humanities and Culture to offer a residency program that brings some of the world’s leading Jewish talent to Rochester. During their residency, fellows are given “the gift of time” to pursue their work in a comfortable and supportive environment with occasional responsibilities to the local community. Archie Rand, highly praised Jewish painter and muralist, has been selected as the 2020 Farash Fellow

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Archie Rand’s travel to Rochester is delayed until spring 2021. While in Rochester, Rand will have studio space to paint and share with the community his decades of celebrated work experiences, influences, and his artistic expression of traditional Judaic themed images in modern times. Rand’s acclaimed work, “The 613” will be on public exhibit at the University of Rochester’s Memorial Art Gallery from April 25th through July 18, 2021. Visit the Memorial Art Gallery for more information on the exhibit. 

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