News and Events
STMA Spring Fundraiser – March 14th
Win these $1,899
Diamond & Smoky Topaz
white gold earrings.
Donated by Whidby Jewelers.
These are two hand made clay items made by local students, which are available for purchase at the Museum. Both were winners of our Purchase Award from our last Awards Ceremony. The Decorative Dish and Wall Pocket are available for purchase in the amounts of $30.00 each. Your purchase helps to raise money towards STMA’s Art$mart Project and we thank you all for your enthusiasm!! Please call us at 706-342-7557 to inquire further.
January 10th, 2015 Workshop
meditate. create.explore -A workshop facilitated by Allie Bourgeois & Angelina Bellebuono
Find serenity & inspiration in the art of Steffen Thomas while savoring a quiet morning of guided meditation focusing on creativity, color & awakening, followed by a simple, hands-on art activity designed to deepen and enhance your meditation experience. Saturday, January 10, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. No art or meditation experience required. Ages 14-adult welcome. Pre-registration required. Call the Steffen Thomas Museum of Art @ 706.342.7557. For additional information, call Angelina @ 706.474.8127.
Holiday Gift Certificates
Give the gift of creativity for the Holidays and beyond by purchasing a STMArtventures Gift Certificate. We’re offering 4 unique 3-hour Saturday workshops from which to choose; 2 for teens and adults and 2 for children. Click here to see workshop descriptions and to arrange for a Gift Certificate.
Purchasing a Gift Certificate or signing yourself up for a workshop is as easy as 1,2,3! Click here to see the list of workshops, download the form, make your selections, and mail (or call us at 706-342-7557) the form with your check for 1,2,3, or all 4 workshops. We’ll email your Gift Certificate to you and put you on the roll sheet for the selected workshops! Our mailing address is 4200 Bethany Road, Buckhead, GA 30625.
The Museum will be closed on December 24th, 25th, and 26th and re-open on Saturday, December 27th, the usual hours from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM. The following week the Museum will be closed on December 31st, January 1st, and January 2nd, but re-open for Saturday, January 3rd, from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Have a safe and happy season!!
SOULfood: A Labyrinth Walk Towards the End of Hunger
After the flush of donations of food during the holiday season, The Caring Place experiences a lull in contributions. The Youth Groups from Madison Baptist and Madison Presbyterian Churches will be collecting non-perishable food items for use in a special project assisting The Caring Place after the New Year. The young people will design a thoughtful art display focusing on local and global hunger using these collected food items. The food cans and packages will be arranged into a prayer labyrinth in the Main Gallery at the Steffen Thomas Museum of Art. The display entitled SOULfood: A Labyrinth Walk Towards the End of Hunger, will be on view December 9th to January 3rd. In January the labyrinth will be disassembled and the food will be delivered to The Caring Place for distribution to local folks. The Youth Groups will be “building” the prayer labyrinth Sunday evening, December 7th at STMA, so stop in anytime after the 8th to see how the labyrinth is growing. Anyone bringing a food donation to add to the labyrinth will not be charged admission to the museum. Please know that the museum will be closed for the holidays on the following dates: December 24 – 26 and December 31 – January 2.
The Steffen Thomas Museum of Art (STMA) is dedicated to providing art education programs and projects for children and families in rural Northeast and Middle Georgia communities. Using Georgia artist Steffen Thomas's work as examples of creative expression the museum provides opportunities for children to develop their own talents, a deeper understanding of themselves, of their connections to all living things and of their responsibility for preserving the environment.
The Steffen Thomas Museum of Art is located at 4200 Bethany Road, Buckhead, GA 30625; 706-342-7557. STMA is 60 miles east of Atlanta; 5 miles southeast of Madison. From I-20 take Exit 121, turn south to stop sign. Right on Bethany Road for 1 mile to museum.
The Steffen Thomas Museum and Archives, a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization, owns and displays a large collection of Steffen Thomas's sculptures, paintings, mosaics, ceramics, furniture, works on paper as well as personal papers and artifacts documenting his life. The museum is also dedicated to exhibiting and preserving this collection for future generations.