Arts and Culture

Buffalo Bill in art: Just how funky was he?

"Buffalo Bill first experienced the Wild West; then, he promoted it," says Steve Friesen, head of the Buffalo Bill Museum, who has been working tirelessly to hang the new new exhibit Folk, Fine and Funky: Buffalo Bill in Art. The museum has divided the show into several themes: Buffalo Bill as showman, as scout, as hunter, as businessman and, finally, as a lifelong child, Friesen says. See also: Was Buffalo Bill America's first comic book super hero?
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Kyle Harris has been Westword’s Culture Editor since 2016, writing about the arts, music and film.
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