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Art: Michael Skop at the Fort Thomas Museum

By Jane Durrell · April 12th, 2010 · CityBeat Recommends

Visit the Fort Thomas Museum in Tower Park through April to view a tribute to a sculptor and teacher whose influence reached beyond the Tristate area and whose sculptural antecedents went back to Auguste Rodin (think “The Thinker”). The late Michael Skop lived in Fort Thomas, taught at Northern Kentucky University and the Cincinnati Art Academy and was "a charismatic person who taught what he learned, stuff not in textbooks,” says his wife, Kathy Skop.

The works on display are small sculptures and large drawings that show Skop’s definitive line and strong concepts. This is the first art exhibition for the Fort Thomas Museum, a quirky little place that opened last fall. Its permanent galleries focus on military artifacts reflecting the town’s beginnings as a fort and also on the 1977 disastrous fire at Beverly Hills Supper Club in nearby Southgate.

Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday or by appointment. Get gallery details here.



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