SAM
Park Street Academy (PSA) parent Jacklyn Rider and her sons Rhys Rider (in red) and Liam Rider (in grey) admire student artwork at the annual PSA Senior Art Show. COURTESY PARK STREET ACADEMY

Park Street Academy (PSA), a private pre-school and kindergarten located in Montclair, hosted SAM (Senior Art Museum), a special, one-night-only, pop-up museum exhibit on May 18. 

This show featured more 400 works created by 40 talented Senior South and Senior North students based on a fully-immersive year-long art curriculum designed by PSA Director and longtime educator, Lisa Raphael. 

SAM showcased the work of PSA students between 4-6 years old, inspired by great artists they studied throughout the year – ranging from the conceptual art of Wayne Thiebaud to the stained glass works of Marc Chagall, the “dots” made famous by Yayoi Kusama, Picasso’s “Blue Period,” Jim Dine’s hearts and more.