October 22, 2020
 
Even though most agree that art is a key element of every human society and that it should always be supported and protected to the extent possible, too often the opposite is true. Baryn Futa is frustrated by the reality that art is taken for granted and not appreciated as a priority. That is what drives Baryn Futa's work in support of the fine arts, as someone with a deep appreciation of art, as well as a benefactor. Brilliant artists are not sufficiently appreciated; they should all thrive, not just eke out a bare living. That’s why he spends so much of his time these days doing what he can to rectify that situation, which he finds embarrassing.

Baryn Futa didn't always have such a deep and abiding appreciation for the arts. In fact, most of his life, he was apparently too busy to care. It wasn't until he retired and started to work with the Denver Art Museum that something inside sparked and burned inside. That is when he developed his appreciation for the sheer importance of the arts. From then on, he has cultivated his love of the arts and art history by attending art fairs and museum exhibitions and anything else he could find and then by establishing his own art collection, which has grown very extensive and highly impressive.

Baryn Futa sometimes loans his pieces to museums, in a bid to preserve the art, and he also holds memberships in many renowned art museums with their own impressive collections, such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, and The Jewish Museum. His overall goal is to make sure as many people as possible appreciate the arts the way he does and want to preserve it for as long as possible.
October 22, 2020
 
As Baryn Futa sees things, art is a key element of every human society, which means that art should always be supported and protected, it is too often reality that art is taken for granted and not seen as a priority. That is what drives him as a lover of art and a major benefactor. Too often, Baryn Futa feels that great artists see too little appreciation and too often don’t make enough to thrive.

That’s a major motivating factor for Baryn, and why he expends so much time and effort doing as much as he can to alleviate that situation. He may be making up for lost time. he didn't always have such a deep appreciation for art. In fact, it wasn't until he retired and began working with the Denver Art Museum that he began to fully appreciate the importance of fine art, and no one was more surprised than he when that happened. At DAM, he cultivated his new-found love of the arts and art history by attending art fairs and museum exhibitions and anything else he could find. Besides establishing his own art collection, which has grown to be very impressive, Baryn Futa also 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. When he can, he also loans his pieces to museums because he wants more people to appreciate and want to preserve art.