An interesting series of lectures on art and New Jersey history. Each month the Museum hosts a speaker who offers a fascinating look at an engrossing aspect of applied art or a chapter of amazing history relevant to our community or state.

Peto Presents: Wild and Free Painting with Elissa Arbeitman

January 26, 2024 | 6:00pm ET

Wild and Free Painting is an indulgent and nourishing Process Painting Art Studio for self-care and personal growth.  We focus on the act of painting itself and your experience while painting rather than the final art product.  We celebrate your creativity in all of its authentic form and return to the idea that creative expression can serve as a tool to heal, connect, de-stress, reclaim and discover. 

Peto Presents: Sweet Art in Disguise with Joanna Ciszewska, Pastry Chef

February 10, 2024 | 10:00am – 12:00pm ET

Joanna will be showing us how to marry art with food -Trompe L’oeil style. We will create a delicious take-home pastry treat in the Peto kitchen in celebration of spreading love everywhere on Valentine’s Day.

Peto Presents: Choosing to Conquer – The Women Who Won the Vote

March 21, 2024 | 3:00pm ET

Celebrate Women’s History Month at the John F. Peto Studio Museum! New Jersey resident Nancy B. Kennedy, author of Women Win the Vote! 19 for the 19th Amendment, will present a slideshow of historic and current-day photos illustrating the 72-year fight for the women’s vote.