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Museum Curator Derek Fortini To Present Program On Lyman Byxbe

“Big Porcupine,” a portrait of an Arapaho man by Lyman Byxbe. The piece was purchased by the Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation, Inc. and donated to the Museum. Photo courtesy Estes Park Museum

Estes Park Museum Manager and Curator of Exhibits Derek Fortini will present “Byxbe in Estes Park” on Dec. 3rd at 2 p.m. at the Museum. Fortini will focus on Byxbe’s years in Estes Park from the 1940s through the 1970s and the museum’s collection of Byxbe’s work. Of special interest to Byxbe admirers are two original prints the Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation, Inc. acquired and presented to the museum for its permanent collection. Fortini will speak about these two, unique, original prints and their importance to the Byxbe collection.

Byxbe art lovers will also be happy to learn that a new and revised edition of Robert Crump’s definitive work, now retitled, Lyman Byxbe…Omaha to Estes Park: An Artist Legacy & Catalog Raisonne is available at the museum gift shop. The new edition, edited by local Byxbe expert David Tanton contains a forward by Tanton and a preface by Jim Pickering. The book has a fresh format with many newly discovered prints including two exceptionally rare color prints from Byxbe’s plates which are used for the front and back covers of the new edition.

The Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation will have available for viewing and purchase original Byxbe prints from the Robert Crump estate. These prints have never been part of the Museum collection.

The EPMF&F, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit which provides financial support for the Museum’s exhibits, programs, and activities. Now is a great time to become a member! For more information about becoming a member of the Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation, Inc., stop by the Estes Park Museum at 200 Fourth Street, call (970) 586-6256 or visit


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