Perhaps no one was more surprised than Baryn Futa himself, when he discovered that he had such a deep attraction to the art world when he retired and took on an internship with the Denver Art Museum (DAM).It became obvious to him, so he used his time working at the DAM to cultivate his newfound love of art and art history. He also attended art fairs and museum exhibitions and anything else he could find to sate his newfound love. These days, Baryn Futa holds memberships in an impressive number of prominent art museums, each of which has an impressive collection of its own.
Those museums include The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, and The Jewish Museum, among dozens of others, all over the world. Baryn Futa also can now boast of own significant art collection and, as often as possible, Baryn loans pieces from his own collection to museums and other collectors. He does this because he wants more people to appreciate the arts as much as he does. While most would agree that nearly everyone appreciates the arts on some level, not everyone is in a position to support the arts to the extent that is needed, so it may seem like Baryn Futa is trying to make up for those who can’t afford an art investment. That is because he sees art as a lot more than a great investment with a great return. He also sees art as a noble cause that benefits all of society.
What drives Baryn Futa’s work in support of the fine arts as both a benefactor and as a collector is what he feels is a pure love of fine art. He is distressed that many brilliant artists are not appreciated enough to thrive and he spends a lot of time doing as much as possible to rectify that situation. Baryn didn’t always have such a deep appreciation for the arts, but he has been using as much effort as possible making up for that lost time.