The John F. Peto Studio Museum is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the artist, and celebrating the history of his life, family and work. Our permanent collection displays artworks, furniture and artifacts original to the house, historic photographs and more.

MISSION STATEMENT

To promote the legacy of John F. Peto, internationally renowned artist, by maintaining his home and studio as a working museum, by fostering educational opportunities in the arts and partnering with the larger community.

VISION STATEMENT

The John F. Peto Studio Museum will be a world-class museum, where visitors will be transported to the late 19th Century by historic recreations of Peto’s studio, home and gardens, while enjoying innovative cultural events inspired by his art and times.

STATEMENT BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

We stand with other museums and similar institutions around our country in denouncing systemic racism, injustice, and violence.

We are committed to taking action and continuing to make changes that will bring diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion to the Museum, our leadership, our membership, and our programs. As we move forward in this work, the Board will seek to:

  1. promote positive change by holding programs dedicated to highlighting tolerance, diversity, and justice for all, including exhibits that feature the work of under-represented trompe l’oeil artists who are Black, Brown, Hispanic, or Asian, and racially and gender diverse;
  2. encourage qualified diverse people to become members of the museum and to serve in leadership positions on our board to broaden its perspective and its position as an effective and relevant cultural institution; and
  3. promote diversity, tolerance, justice, and understanding through our many arts-oriented educational and cultural programs for children and adults.
“To bring about change you must not be afraid to take the first step. We will fail when we fail to try.” — Rosa Parks

MUSEUM STAFF

EXECUTIVE BOARD

President
Judith Carluccio

Vice President
Linda Baxter

Treasurer
Lynn Pendleton

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Eve Allison
Harry Bower
Wendy Bright-Fallon
Dennis John Broschart
Marc Hajjar
Adam Knox
Frank Parisi
Susan Swain

ADVISORY BOARD

Valerie Balint, Historic Artists’ Homes & Studios Executive Director
The Hon. E. Steven Doyle
Peter Kellogg
Marilyn Kralik
Jean Wetta

MUSEUM ADMINISTRATOR

Amanda Alsheimer | info@petomuseum.org

VOLUNTEER COORDINATORS

Joyce Kaizar Co-Chair, Volunteers
Colleen Kehler Co-Chair, Volunteers
Susan Swain, Membership Coordinator

PRIVATE TOURS

Please contact info@petomuseum.org or call 732.929.4949

PRESENT SPONSORS

           

       

John F. Peto Studio Museum received funding this year from a grant administered
by the Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission from funds granted by the
New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.

        

   

     

We are a Blue Star Museum

Participating museums across the country offer free family admission for active duty military families from Armed Forces Day through Labor Day.

UPDATE: After careful consideration, the National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families have decided to cancel the Blue Star Museums program for 2020. We will be participating again next year.