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

Gary Erbe: 50 Year Retrospective’ brings ultra-realistic edge to paintings

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PUBLICATION: Reading Eagle WRITTEN BY BY RON SCHIRA, READING EAGLE CORRESPONDENT   READING, PA — “Gary Erbe: 50 Year Retrospective,” viewing through Aug. 5 at the Reading Public Museum, is a national exhibition touring throughout 2018. It also has made its way through the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio, and the Brinton Museum … Continued

Masters of Illusion: The Legacy of John F. Peto

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PUBLICATION: The Patch Morven is pleased to partner with the John F. Peto Studio Museum,  to present a new look at trompe l’oeilart in New Jersey.  Trompe l’oeil, pronounced “tromp loi,” is a French phrase meaning “to deceive the eye,” which is used to describe paintings that create the illusion of a three dimensional sc VISIT … Continued

Pennsylvania Artists Have Long Been in the Limelight

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PUBLICATION: Trib Live Pennsylvania may not be home to a major art market like New York City, but, nevertheless, many famous artists have hailed from the state. One need look no further than Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009), who is one of the best-known American painters of the mid-20th century. This realist painter used scenes in and … Continued

John F. Peto: Island Heights’ trompe l’oeil painter.

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PUBLICATION: Design NJ John Frederick Peto, a 19th-century still life painter, never had a single exhibit in his lifetime. He lived quietly, he made quiet paintings and, when he died in 1907, the art world took little notice. Ironically, Peto’s obscurity has made him more accessible to art lovers today. A famous cosmopolitan painter might … Continued