It is difficult to argue against the principle that art appreciation is a key element of every human society, but Baryn Futa believes strongly that art and artists are too often taken for granted and it is that belief that drives his work in support of the fine arts, both as a benefactor and as a lover of fine art. He can’t stand that brilliant artists are not sufficiently appreciated, so he does as much as possible to remedy that situation.
Because Baryn Futa believes that the arts are a necessary and defining part of any culture, and that it is important to preserve for future generations, he does what he can to cultivate a love of the arts. The art of the past puts us in touch with our ancestors in a way that nothing else can, which means we owe it to our descendants to preserve as much art as possible for the future. That makes art and art museums extremely important. Baryn currently holds memberships in many prominent art museums with impressive collections of their own, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, and The Jewish Museum, and he loans pieces from his own substantial collection to museums whenever he can because he wants more people to appreciate the arts the way he does.