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Art Talk November 2023

November 9, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Free to $10
Peto Studio Interior with green walls

Join us for our Lunchtime Gallery Series for John F Peto Studio Museum presents A Peto Retrospective. This exciting series brings you new topics on the arts from local and regional organizations, museums and galleries. Each session features presentations from various experts, online with Zoom.

November 9, 2023 from 12:00 noon to 1:00pm
Register for Lunchtime Gallery Series: John F Peto Studio Museum presents A Peto Retrospective
Zoom link will be sent the day before the event.

Painting by John Frederick Peto-Take Your Choice- US public domain








John Frederick Peto’s trompe-l’œil (“fool the eye”) painting, Take Your Choice (above image in US public domain)

We will be exploring provenance and the stories behind the paintings.

John F. Peto Studio Museum logo



John Frederick Peto is recognized by the art world as an American master of the trompe l’oeil or “fool the eye” school of still-life painting. He was born in Philadelphia in 1854, went to the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 1877 and exhibited there that same year. The artist created his works in Island Heights, NJ in virtual obscurity during his lifetime.  Today, however, the work of this significant 19th century American artist can be found on the walls of major art museums across the country including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY. Take a virtual tour and discover renowned American still-life artist John Frederick Peto’s historic house and studio where he painted and lived.

Peto Exterior Studio

Our art talks Lunchtime Gallery Series is free to WWA Members (any level) and $10 to all others.


What to expect:  Our art talks with the Lunchtime Gallery Series hope to inform and engage audiences with a range of topics in the arts.  We bring in local organizations, providing a platform for them to reach new people with shared interests in learning and becoming informed in cultural topics, all presented near me in central New Jersey with Zoom.


November 9, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free to $10


Age Group
Adults (Ages 21+)