The museum frequently offers new and exciting events and programs such as 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.

Trompe L'oeil Meets Surrealism...escaping reality

12/18/2021 at 1:00 PM ET

Trompe L'oeil Meets Surrealism...escaping reality

Saturday, October 16, 2021 - Sunday, December 19, 2021

A tantalizing display of trickery and deception
featuring collections of objects and photographs
which fool the eye or go against reality.  

Featuring artists:  Gary Erbe, Franz Jozef Ponstingl, and Win Zibeon

Tours are by appointment only:  

Saturdays and Sundays, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.

Private or group tours are available.
To schedule call 732-929-4949 or email

Masks or face coverings are required when entering the Museum, regardless of vaccination status.


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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, a division of the Department of State.


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