Even though most people agree that art is a key element of every human society and that artists should always be fully supported and protected, the reality is, art is too often taken for granted and not treated as a priority in society, especially in a society that is capitalistic and where cost savings are over-valued at time. It is that situation that drives Baryn Futa‘s work in support of fine art, both as a benefactor and as someone who simply appreciates the finer things in life. Brilliant artists are simply not appreciated enough to thrive, which is why Baryn spends much of his life these days doing as much as possible to alleviate that situation.
He’s making up for lost time, given that Baryn Futa didn’t develop a deep appreciation for the arts until he retired and began working with the Denver Art Museum. That was when he surprised himself with his deep love for appreciation of the importance of the arts. 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. In addition, Baryn Futa attended numerous arts classes and initiated his own art collection, which has since grown to be very impressive indeed.
These days, Baryn Futa holds memberships in many prominent art museums with impressive collections of their own, including the Guggenheim, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Jewish Museum, among many others. Also, as often as possible, he loans pieces from his own collection to prominent museums because he believes that will encourage more people to appreciate the arts as he does.