A Conversation with Abraham Lincoln

Special  Lecture on January 19, 2017

The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln

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This presentation will be at the museum location and seating is limited. Please confirm your reservation at the e-mail address below.

Suggested Donation: $5.00 Members $10.00 General Public
RSVP or for more Information: (732) 929-4949 or petomuseum.org.

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NJ Civil War Photographers

Special Art History Lecture

‘Ere the Shadows Fade: New Jersey’s Civil War Era Photographers

November 17, 2016 7:00 PM

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This presentation will be at the museum location and seating is limited. Please confirm your reservation at the e-mail address below.

Suggested Donation:  $5.00 Members     $10.00 General Public
RSVP or for more Information: (732) 929-4949 or petomuseum.org.

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Through the Lens


 

Through the Lens: John Frederick Peto and the Art of Photography

Current Exhibition will be extended until April 9, 2017

John F. Peto is celebrated as a foremost 19th century American artist and his paintings containing images of photographs, especially of Abraham Lincoln, are arguably some of his most famous works.   However, the art that he created from behind the camera is a little-known part of Peto’s oeuvre that has never before been explored in exhibition form.

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Sourcing from the collections of the John F. Peto Studio Museum, Smithsonian Archive of American Art (Washington, D.C.), Brandywine River Museum of Art (Chadds Ford, PA), Hagley Museum and Library (Wilmington, DE) and private collections, this exhibition brings together original photographic prints, glass plate negatives, paintings by the artist, Peto-owned objects depicted in his paintings and photographs, as well as the artist’s camera used to create his photographs.  The exhibition will include numerous portraits taken by Peto along with a wide variety of other historic and rarely seen images.  These include early photographs of Island Heights and Ocean County,New Jersey, work by Peto relative and American Civil War-era photographer William H. Bell (1830-1910), interior and exterior images of the house and artist’s studio which Peto designed, self-portraits taken in the studio, and staged pictures of Peto with family and friends, including his colleague and mentor, the renowned American still life painter William Harnett (1848-1892).  This long-overdue examination of a relatively unknown aspect of this New Jersey artist’s life and work will be on view from October 8, 2016 – April 9, 2017

Located at 102 Cedar Avenue, Island Heights, NJ. The museum is open for guided tours of the house and special exhibition Monday through Friday by Appointment and on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 pm to 4 pm. Admission is $10 adults, $5 children, 12 and under FREE. For information call 732-929-4949.

Information: (732) 929-4949 or petomuseum.org.

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Summer Concert Series

FREE CONCERT  THURSDAY  AUGUST 18th !

Please join us for our 3rd FREE Summer Concert on the lawn of the John F. Peto Studio Museum. The NEW STANDARD featuring LAYONNE HOLMES perform new arrangements of old and modern standards from the American Jazz Song Book plus original recorded and unrecorded jazz compositions by various members of the group. The New Standard’s dynamic arrangements, combined with Layonne’s souful gospel voice, electrify audiences with artful jazz interpretations.

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August 18, 2016 at 6:30 PM. Doors open at 5:30 PM

A limited number of tables will be available for purchase (donation) at the door for $100.00 per table.

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John F. Peto and the Psychological Still Life

Special Art History Lecture

John Frederick Peto and the Psychological Still Life

July 26, 2016 7:00 PM

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This presentation will be at the museum location and seating is limited. Please confirm your reservation at the e-mail address below.

Suggested Donation $ 5.00 members $ 10.00 non-members
Information: (732) 929-4949 or petomuseum.org. or judithellen28@gmail.com.

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Museum Update July 4th Weekend

The John F Peto Studio Museum will be CLOSED on SUNDAY JULY 3RD, 2016 IN CELEBRATION OF JULY 4TH WEEKEND.

THE MUSEUM WILL BE OPEN ON SATURDAY, JULY 2ND FROM 1-4 PM

 

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PETO CUP RACE and CELEBRATION

4th Annual Peto Cup Race Celebration

ONLINE TICKET SALES MUST BE PURCHASED BY 3:00 PM, FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2016. AFTER 3:00 PM, ALL TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED AT THE DOOR. 

July 1, 2016

A-Cat Regatta and American Barbeque ANNUAL FUNDRAISER for the JOHN F PETO STUDIO MUSEUM !

Event Location: ISLAND HEIGHTS YACHT CLUB  River Ave. Island Heights, N.J. 08732

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SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

Join us for our first FREE Summer Concert on the lawn of the John F. Peto Studio Museum featuring The Eryn Shewell Duo. A fusion of Blues and Soul, featuring one of the dynamic voices on the music scene today. Eryn Shewell will ease you into the evening with her repetoire of Jazz, Blues and Country, introducing her “own”  modern pop style with an incredible vocal presentation.

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JUNE 16, 2016 at 6:30 PM.  Doors open at 5:30 PM

Rain Date: June 30,2016

A limited number of tables will be available for purchase (donation) at the door for $ 100.00 per table.

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2016 Peto Biennial

Final weeks to see the 2016 Peto Biennial: International Juried Art Exhibition of Contemporary Still Life and Trompe L’Oeil

2016 Peto Biennial

2016 Peto Biennial: International Juried Art Exhibition of Contemporary Still Life and Trompe l’Oeil   brings together nearly 70 original 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional works by notable living artists from across the United States and as far away as Belgium, Greece, and Romania.  This exhibition and competition celebrates the legacy of John Frederick Peto (1854-1907), the renowned 19th century American still life artist and master of trompe l’oeil (French for ‘fool the eye”) painting.

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All of the artworks presented in the show were selected by American art scholar, Dr. Thomas Folk of New York University.  Dr. Folk served as the primary judge, evaluating each of the almost 200 entries of contemporary paintings and sculptures submitted to the competition.

This exhibition is made possible with generous support from The Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation, Peter R. & Cynthia K. Kellogg Foundation, Richard A. Askoff, With Heartfelt Support of Garret Peto Ferguson, Gary T. Erbe, E. Steven and Bernadette Doyle, Eve E. Allison, and the Walmart Foundation.

Located at 102 Cedar Avenue, Island Heights, NJ. The museum is open for guided tours of the house and special exhibition Monday through Friday by Appointment and on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 pm to 4 pm. Admission is $10 adults, $5 children, 12 and under FREE. For information call 732-929-4949.

 


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Information: (732) 929-4949 or petomuseum.org.

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Fridays at Peto

National Poetry Month

April 8, 2016 7:00 PM

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Help us celebrate National Poetry Month on April 8 @ 7:00 PM.  Please see above poster for details. Hope to see you there as we welcome Spring also !

This presentation will be at the museum location and seating is limited. Please confirm your reservation at the e-mail address below.

Suggested Donation $ 5.00 members $ 10.00 non-members
Information: (732) 929-4949 or petomuseum.org. or judithellen28@gmail.com.

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