While it is obvious that nearly everyone appreciates the fine arts on some level, it is also a fact that it is impossible for everyone to be in a position to provide direct support for the arts to the extent needed. That is why Baryn Futa, who didn’t even begin his career as an art patron until he retired from the business world, is attempting to pick up as much of the slack as possible. He is taking on as much of the art preservation as he possibly can. All of that happens precisely because Baryn Futa views the arts as a great cause that benefits all of society. That’s all in addition to art collections proving themselves to be a profitable and useful investment, financially speaking.
Baryn Futa possesses a notion that all art is a necessary and defining element of any culture. It is.a way that one culture speaks to future generations. Because of this, it is crucial to preserve art for future generations. Art’s ability to place our culture in touch with our descendants provides us with a responsibility to preserve as much art as possible for those who come along after us. That makes art and art museums extremely important. Baryn Futa didn’t discover his love of art until he retired from his business career. That was when he began working with the Denver Art Museum (DAM). However, he has made up for lost time. 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. These days, Baryn Futa uses his own art collection, which has grown to be very extensive and impressive, as a way to spread art appreciation and as a tool for preservation. He not only holds memberships in a great number of prominent art museums with impressive collections of their own, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, and The Jewish Museum, among many others, but he also commonly loans pieces from his own collection to others, including museums and private collectors.