The museum frequently offers new and exciting programs such as new gallery exhibitions every Spring and Fall, our “Fridays at Peto” series, featuring guest lecturers with periodic topics of interest, University art student exhibitions, and “A Painting a Day” art course by Abby Ryan. The museum is also featured on the Island Heights Spring Garden Tour, and the Island Heights Holiday House Tour every year! See below for our scheduled events.
February 9, 2019 - May 12, 2019 The John F. Peto Studio Museum is pleased to present Rediscovering the Hidden Meanings in Peto’s Art and Photography. This riveting exhibit will feature early photographic works from the collections of the Smithsonian Archives of American Art (Washington, D.C.), Brandywine River Museum of Art (Chadds Ford, PA), Hagley Museum and Library (Wilmington, DE), Library Company of Philadelphia, the Ocean County Historical Society (Toms River, NJ) and the John F. Peto Studio Museum. More…Find out more »
Due to overwhelming demand, Jean has agreed to lead a second workshop on her process of making art. Join us for the discussion and the realization of that process in her exhibited paintings. Jean’s art has been exhibited in galleries and museums nationally and internationally and is part of many permanent collections including museums such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, the Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, the Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, and the Contemporary…Find out more »
What is a photograph? Is it a record, a memento, something funny or a thing of beauty? Is a photograph the same as a picture? Are photographs art? Frank Parisi, a well-known local photographer, will address these questions and explore some of the thoughts that run through the mind of a photographer as the shutter clicks. He will describe how to “read” a photograph and examine a number of the techniques photographers have used to encapsulate an idea, capture an…Find out more »
The Pickles are three friends that love to play music and are constantly striving to reach new levels to entertain their fans. Their “don’t take yourself so serious” attitude is what makes them so infectious and fun to be around. The Pickles pride themselves on being one of the hardest working acts in the state, performing many venues along the East Coast. Their high energy show, which covers music from every genre is truly an experience. Bring your picnic baskets,…Find out more »
The 2019 Peto Cup Race Celebration and A-Cat Regatta will take place on Friday, June 28, 2019, at the Island Heights Yacht Club (66 River Avenue, Island Heights, NJ 08732). The A-Cat Sailboat Race Starts at 5:00 PM. This event will feature an American Barbecue, music by the New Jersey Party Band, and silent and live auctions. Open bar is sponsored by Mt Gay Rum. The cost is $40. Proceeds benefit the John F. Peto Museum, a 501c3 nonprofit organization.…Find out more »
Due South has forged a well-deserved reputation as one of the New Jersey’s top country bands. Come see Due South kick into gear as they perform hits from legendary artists such as Brooks and Dunn, Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, Sugarland, and Keith Urban, Patsy Client and Johnny Cash. The band has a growing list of Southern Rock, pop, and classic rock covers from groups like The Eagles, Marshall Tucker, Linda Ronstadt, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Grand Funk Railroad, The Doobie Brothers,…Find out more »
It’s the “Rock ‘n Roll with Fiber” world of this group of Jersey-guys and their ‘musical friends’ who just can’t seem to ‘retire their guitars’ and likely never will! The collective passion for classic rock, pop, soul and blues and just ‘plain old making great music’ has been a driving force even a ‘mantra’ in assembling ‘The Kootz’ band. Bring your picnic baskets, refreshments, lawn chairs or rent a table and 6 chairs for $100. No advance tickets; donations appreciated.Find out more »