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
Linda Baxter

Vice President
Frank Parisi

Treasurer
Wendy Bright-Fallon

Secretary
Sue Swain

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Eve Allison
Harry Bower
Dennis Broschart
Elise Fialkowski
Marc Hajjar
Barbara Hanna
Adam Knox
David Shipman
Eric Penman

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

SPONSORS

         

The 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 State Council on the Arts and the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.

 
 

  

We are a Blue Star Museum

Again this year, we are participating in the Blue Star Museums program which provides free museum admission to active-duty military personnel and their families all summer long. The program runs through Labor Day weekend. Come visit!