It is certainly the case that Baryn Futa didn’t discover his love of art until relatively late in life. In fact, it happened when he retired and he took on some work with the Denver Art Museum to have something to keep him occupied. In the years since, however, Baryn has undoubtedly made up for much of that lost time because he used his time at the DAM to cultivate his love of the arts and art history by attending art fairs and museum exhibitions and anything else he could find. He also routinely loans pieces from his own impressive art collection to museums because he wants more people to appreciate the arts as much as he does.
While it is certainly clear that almost everyone appreciates fine art on some level, these days, Baryn Futa takes that notion a step farther than most. He considers the arts a vital and defining part of any culture. At the very least, he can see that art is important enough to preserve for future generations. Of course, it’s not possible for everyone to be in a position to support the arts to the extent necessary. Because Baryn Futa sees the arts as a great cause that benefits all of society, as well as a profitable and useful investment, he has been trying to pick up some of the slack. He is taking on as much of the art preservation as he possibly can.As Baryn Futa sees the situation, the art of the past acts as a bridge to later generations, in that it puts us in touch with our ancestors in a way that no other form of communication can. To Baryn Futa, we owe it to our descendants to preserve as much art as possible for the future. In fact, it is that view of reality that makes all art collectors and art museums extremely important. Baryn Futa has his own very impressive art collection these days; on that has grown to be very extensive and impressive. He also holds memberships in many prominent art museums with impressive collections of their own, including the Guggenheim, the Jewish Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, among many others.