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CONVERSATION | Artist and Writer Ray Faust (1900–1993) with Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett and Barry Faust | Thursday, April 27 @ 7 p.m. EST
Join curator Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett and Barry Faust (grandson of Ray Faust) for a conversation about artist and writer Ray Faust (1900–1993.) Ray was dedicated to Yiddish—the language and culture. Whether with pen or brush, she recorded what she remembered about growing up in her beloved hometown in Poland. She immigrated to the United States in 1920 and died in New York City in 1993. Ray lived in the Bronx—the Bronx Botanical Garden was immortalized in many of her paintings. This program is presented in conjunction with the opening of an exhibit of Ray Faust’s work opening at the Yiddish Book Center on April 16, 2023.

A collection of her paintings and drawings was donated to the Yiddish Book Center by her grandson Barry Faust.

This event will be presented via Zoom. Space is limited—registration is required.

Apr 27, 2023 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett
Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett is the Ronald S. Lauder Chief Curator, Core Exhibition at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews. Barbara has worked with the Yiddish Book Center curating an exhibit of Ray Faust’s paintings and drawings opening at the Center in Amherst, Massachusetts, on April 16, 2023.
Barry Faust
Barry Faust was born in New York City in 1955. His father was Harold Faust, and his mother was Sheba Faust. His paternal grandmother was Ray Faust. Barry grew up in the Bronx, graduated from the Bronx High School of Science, and received a Bachelor of Science in computer science at the City College of NY. He married Randy Schiller-Faust (at Michmoret, Israel) in 1991 and they have two sons: Julian (born 1993) and Ari (born 1995). He worked a year as a computer programmer for JP Morgan and then worked 43 years in various technical, sales, and management positions at IBM. He is an avid cyclist and pickleball player.