SCOTTSDALE, AZ.- Artist Ken Freeman always called
himself a “Jewish Cowboy.” The world premiere of the Kenneth M. Freeman Legacy
Exhibition opens at the Booth Western Art Museum in January 2010. The
display consists of fifty (50) oil paintings and sculptures that feature working
cowboys and cowgirls, rodeo heroes, Native American elders and children,
mountain men, Western landscapes, and Buffalo Soldiers. For artist Kenneth M.
Freeman, the cowboy hat and boots were not a gimmick or shtick. Neither was his
Arizona attitude. Ken Freeman may have grown up in a traditional Jewish home in
Chicago, Illinois but make no mistake … he was a cowboy. The Booth
Western Art Museum, an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, hosts the world
premiere of the Kenneth M. Freeman Legacy Exhibition – Artist at Work opening on
January 16, 2010. The exhibit continues through May 2, 2010 in the newly created
Special Exhibition Gallery.