Steffen Thomas: Walking Public Art Tour

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Steffen Thomas: A Legacy in Atlanta

This multi-faceted program, presented by the Steffen Thomas Museum of Art and the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs, celebrates Steffen Thomas’s contributions to the Atlanta art scene from 1930 – 1990. It focuses on public art in the Metro Atlanta area created by Steffen Thomas and includes the following events:

June 17 - 10:00 AM -12:00 PM, Steffen Thomas public art Tour of several art works by Steffen Thomas, all within walking distance of the Trilon. The tour will meet at the Goethe in Colony Square Mall (1197 Peachtree Street NE) and will be led by Lisa Conner, Steffen Thomas's daughter. The tour is aproximately 2 miles and will take about 2 hours.

About the artist:

Steffen Thomas (1906 – 1990) Steffen Thomas was born in Fürth, Germany in 1906 and had a dream from childhood of becoming an artist, specifically a sculptor. He was trained in classical sculpture at the Academy of Fine Art in Munich from 1924 – 1928, achieving Master status at the age of 21. Thomas immigrated to the US in 1928 and settled in Atlanta by 1930. Most of his professional career as an artist was centered in the Atlanta area, and he had a long career as a sculptor creating many public works of art that can be found in Atlanta and the Southeast. His last studio was in Midtown Atlanta, and after his widow Sara Douglass Thomas found it impossible to establish a studio museum on the site of the last studio, she decided to build on land owned by Steffen Thomas, Jr. in rural Morgan County, near Madison, Georgia.

Steffen Thomas Museum of Art The Steffen Thomas Museum of Art is a single-artist museum located near Madison, Georgia dedicated to the life and art of Georgia Master artist Steffen Thomas. The Museum offers a multitude of arts outreach programs to the residents of Northeast and Middle Georgia. STMA displays a large collection of Steffen Thomas art, including sculpture, paintings, furniture and works on paper.

City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs The Office of Cultural Affairs’ mission is to create and promote rich and diverse cultural experiences in the city of Atlanta that enhance quality of life and expand the city’s international reputation while preserving and protecting Atlanta’s cultural heritage.
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By: Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta

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