Explore Steffen Thomas Museum of Arts current and upcoming events:

The Great Folk Art Parade: Down the Lane to the Steffen Thomas Museum of Art

Exhibition runs through Jan. 12, 2019.  Past and current…

Face Mug Workshop: Oct. 20, 2018

  Face Mug Workshop Intrigued with Southern folk art…

The Perfect Pairing: Wine & Art Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018

Join us for The Perfect Pairing on Thursday, October 4 at…

Steffen Thomas: Casting the Net of Brotherhood

Steffen Thomas: Casting the Net of Brotherhood   Exhibition…


The Museum houses a vast collection of the life works of Master Artist Steffen Thomas (1906 – 1990) including mosaics, paintings, sculpture, carved marble and wood, watercolors, drawings, metal works, and ceramics plus temporary exhibitions for visiting artists in the West Gallery.


Since 2002, STMA has offered unique arts outreach programs on and off-site for students and adults living in rural NE Georgia. Using Steffen Thomas artwork as inspiration, our programs have grown to serve more than 1,200 students and 100+ adults annually.


  • The Morris Museum of Art
  • The Ogden Museum of Southern Art
  • Goethe Institute
  • Gallery 72
  • Summit

Our Mission:

The Steffen Thomas Museum of Art is dedicated to preserving and exhibiting the work of Master Artist Steffen Thomas and to providing art education programs and projects for children and adults in rural Northeast and Middle Georgia communities.

The Museum fulfills this mission by using its large permanent collection of the artist’s sculpture, paintings, mosaics, ceramics, furniture, works on paper, personal papers and artifacts documenting his life. Specifically, the Collection is used to demonstrate creative artistic expression, enable people of all ages to discover and develop their own talents, as well as achieve a deeper understanding of themselves and the connection of humankind with the environment and other living beings.

The Steffen Thomas Museum and Archives, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, and is open and staffed on a regular schedule.

Our Vision:

Utilizing our permanent collection of works by Steffen Thomas, works by visiting emerging regional artists, and a mission of public service, The Steffen Thomas Museum of art strives to foster critical thinking, empathy, community engagement, and to bring visual arts and an authentic museum experience to both children and adults in the rural Georgia community we serve and the greater communities.