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Baryn Futa: The Necessity of Art Appreciation

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.