John F Peto Studio Museum Fine Arts Scholarship recipient

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We are pleased to introduce Hope Amoroso, our first John F Peto Studio Museum Fine Arts Scholarship recipient for the 2020 Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce. Hope, we wish you all the best in your studies and your future contribution to the arts. Watch this video for the formal virtual presentation:

Successful 2020 Peto Cup

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The Trustees of the John F. Peto Studio Museum wish to thank the many friends, members, donors, and sponsors who helped to make the 2020 Peto Cup Virtual Event an outstanding success. Despite the restrictions imposed by the pandemic, you came together to support the museum and its mission by participating in the online auction, … Continued

Peto Museum Curator Receives Art Educators of New Jersey 2019 Distinguished Achievement Award

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Harry Bower of Island Heights, New Jersey has received The 2019 Distinguished Achievement Award presented by the Executive Board of Art Educators of New Jersey. Mr. Bower was honored at the organization’s annual conference on October 5 for his exceptional teaching and dedication to art education. He is a board member and curator of the … Continued

Free Museum Day on September 21

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Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. The John F. Peto Studio Museum, participating museums, and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people on Saturday, September 21, 2019. Tickets available here: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/venues/museum/john-f-peto-studio-museum/

Trompe l’oeil Meets Photorealism

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Island Heights, NJ—The John F. Peto Studio Museum is pleased to present Trompe l’oeil Meets Photorealism from September 21 through December 15, 2019. This new exhibition will compare the work of John F. Peto, recognized by the art world as an American master of trompe l’oeil or the “fool the eye” school of still life … Continued

Toms River Resident to Present at Prestigious International Art and History Conference

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Ruxandra Bageac, 24, of Toms River, has been selected to present at a colleagues’ conference in London, England on research and scholarship centered around artists’ preserved homes and studios in the United States and United Kingdom. The prestigious conference is a collaboration between the Paul Mellon Centre, Henry Moore Foundation, and Historic Artists’ Homes and … Continued

Fine Art | Masters Of Illusion: The Legacy of John F. Peto

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The current exhibit at Morven Museum and Garden is like three exhibits in one. In the opening rooms you are introduced to New Jersey artist John F. Peto (1854-1907), a leader in the trompe l’oeil genre. Text panels and numerous vintage photographs offer solid background on Peto’s early life, his development as an artist working … Continued