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.
What’s Happening at the Museum
SOULfood: A Labyrinth Walk Towards the End of Hunge
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 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.