Park Street Academy Hosts 3rd Annual Senior Art Museum, A Fine Art Exhibit, for One Night Only

Park Street Academy hosted Senior Art Museum, a special, one-night-only, pop-up museum exhibit on May 18. This show featured over 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.

With Raphael’s in-depth approach, students explored art concepts such as lines and shapes, primary and secondary colors and shading. They also studied different genres in art, learning about the history of each movement and the lives of each artist highlighted in the show.

“In addition to math and reading skills, art is a major building block in child development, and learning to create and appreciate visual beauty may be even more important to the development of the next generation of children” explains Raphael. “Being exposed to the world of fine arts at a young age can open up an entirely new world, giving children the vocabulary to speak about his or her favorite artist, recognize a famous painting or ask to use a variety of media to create a masterpiece of his or her own.”

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