Art is more than meets the eye — literally. It’s not just the colors on a canvas or the lines in a sketch. It’s not just the architecture of a work or the notes in a song. It’s the greater meaning that exists behind each of these efforts and displays. Art benefactor Baryn Futa knows this and share his knowledge of art appreciation with others, fervently encouraging them to feel the same. He understands and notes that there exists more to appreciating the arts than a simple museum visit or a swift view of a masterpiece. Rather, says Baryn Futa, it is about putting money where your mouth is — it’s contributing to fundraisers and helping artists not just survive, but thrive, so they can produce more beauty into the world. It’s about grasping the concept behind those brush strokes and colors rather than seeing its external facade. And it’s about appreciating all of those pieces together toward continued, lingering support for the artistic world.
In the process of planning travel, for Baryn Futa, the most exciting part is finding the locations of High Art within the area he is traveling to. There are many opportunities when traveling for this kind of site seeing from a trip to Paris that offers the Picasso Museum and the Louvre to New York City and its many exhibits at the Metropolitan Museum of Art or Los Angeles and its many museums like the Getty or the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Almost every major city has beautiful High Art to enjoy and Baryn Futa makes it a point to always find some High Art to enjoy whenever he travels.
Baryn Futa has long been a dedicated and vocal arts benefactor and supporter. He’s provided funding to struggling artists, donated to museums with exhibitions required increased attention and shared his love and passion for the field with others. But now Futa is striving to detail the social impact that the arts has on community with hopes that cities everywhere will notice how critical artistic endeavors can be toward engagement and success.
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have looked into this same topic as Futa. In their research, they discovered that higher civic engagement often goes hand in hand with an increased concentration of the arts in a community. The arts also help create more social cohesion in a city as well as attribute to an area’s poverty rates (which are typically lower) and child welfare (frequently higher). Baryn Futa has long understood the immense positive impact that the arts can have on kids, families and an entire community. The research from UPenn indicates the same, solidifying ideas that vibrant and active arts activities can improve an entire environment and the climate in which children are raised. Arts can lead to sweeping positive changes and better communities for residents of all ages.
Virtually everyone agrees that art is beautiful and that it serves as a defining element of every human society that should be supported. Unfortunately, Baryn Futa has found that a lot of that art appreciation is lip service and that art is too often taken for granted. It is that level of neglect that drives Baryn Futa’s work, which is largely to increase the level of support of the fine arts. As he sees things, brilliant should be welcomed as very important societal figures and they should not simply scrape by, they should thrive. That is why he spends so much of his time and energy trying to cultivate even greater art appreciation.
While virtually all people appreciate the arts on some level, not everyone is positioned to be able to support the arts to the extent that is needed. Baryn Futa is trying to pick up as much of the slack as he can. He sees the arts as a great cause that benefits all of society, he also sees it as a profitable and useful investment. Strangely, Baryn Futa didn’t always have such a deep appreciation for the arts. He was kind of a latecomer to the art world. It wasn’t until he retired and began working with the Denver Art Museum (DAM) that an appreciation of the arts became apparent to him. It was like he was hit by a clap of thunder, and few were more surprised than he that he developed such a deep attraction to the art world.
Baryn Futa 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. He also took many arts classes and even established his own art collection, which has grown to be very extensive and impressive. He holds memberships in a great number of prestigious art museums with impressive collections of their own, and he also loans pieces from his own collection to museums when possible because he wants more people to appreciate the arts the way he does. Art is how we communicate with the past and the future, and it is crucial that we understand that.
Like any facet of community — roads and infrastructure, community centers, schools, etc. — the arts play a critical role in its contribution to the city’s culture. Supporters and benefactors of the fine arts sincerely understand this vital role, including people such as Baryn Futa who personally contribute to this endeavor. Just as the other areas of community deserve widespread support, so do the arts, notes Futa. And, unfortunately, the arts often goes without the support needed. Whether it’s individual artists who cannot sustain life within the industry or museums and galleries that lack adequate funding, the arts as a whole suffers and so does its community. Without individuals like Futa who strives to increase arts awareness and love, the arts would flounder. Baryn Futa is determined to spread greater knowledge about their importance and works with others to help artists and art museums grow and thrive.
hile art appreciation is always a key element of every human society’s identity, from Baryn Futa’s point of view, art is too often taken too much for granted. Art is the method that one society communicates with the societies that come after, so when neglect of the arts is obvious, drives his increased support as both a benefactor and a lover of art as one of the finer things in life. Most people tend to have appreciation for art on some level, even if it is just admiration of a “pretty picture.”
We all know beauty when we see it, but Baryn Futa counts himself lucky because he is in a position to support the arts to the extent that is needed. Baryn sees the arts as a great cause that benefits all of society, in addition to being a profitable and useful investment. That is one reason he attended so many art classes and established his very own extensive art collection. Too many brilliant artists are not appreciated enough to thrive, which is why he has spent his post-retirement time helping to change that. Art preservation is the key to societal identity and he owes it to the future to keep as much as possible for posterity.
While 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 Baryn Futa is trying to pick up the slack and take on as much of the responsibility that he can. While he sees the arts as a great cause that benefits all of society, he also sees it as a profitable and useful investment. The arts are a necessary and defining part of any culture and they are important enough to preserve for future generations.
In Baryn Futa’s view, the art of the past is what puts us in touch with our ancestors, snd does so in a way that nothing else can, and we owe it to our descendants to preserve as much of that as possible for the future. That makes art and art museums extremely important.
Baryn Futa didn’t always have such a deep appreciation for the arts. In fact, it wasn’t until he retired and began working with the Denver Art Museum that he began to appreciate the importance of the arts. No one was more surprised than he that he felt such a deep attraction to the art world. 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. Baryn Futa also attended numerous arts classes and started his own art collection, which has grown to be very extensive and impressive. He also holds memberships in a great number of prominent art museums with impressive collections of their own, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim, among many others.
It is simply true that the art of the past has managed to build a bridge to our ancestors in a way that nothing else can. That is why we owe it to our descendants to preserve as much art as possible for the future. That doesn’t just mean old art that we’ve managed to keep for centuries. We should also preserve current artistic expression for the future.
Arts patron Baryn Futa sincerely believes that the arts are not only one of the most beautiful aspects of life, but they are also a necessary and defining part of any culture.
For those reasons and many others, art is should always be preserved for future generations.From Baryn Futa’s perspective, art collectors and art museums will always be extremely important. Few would disagree with the notion that art appreciation is a key element of every human society. It is also apparent that agree, at least n the abstract that artists should receive sufficient support. Unfortunately, in practice, art is too often taken for granted and not appreciated as a priority.
It wasn’t until he retired and began working with the Denver Art Museum that Baryn Futa began to appreciate the importance of the arts and no one was more surprised than he was by his deep attraction to the art world. However, he is making ups for lost time, having cultivated his love of the arts by attending art fairs and museum exhibitions and anything else he could find. He also attended numerous arts classes and started his own art collection, which has grown to be very extensive and impressive.
Over the years, Baryn Futa has developed a strong appreciation for the tremendous importance of the arts. It was not apparent through most of Baryn Futa’s lifetime that he harbored a keen appreciation for the arts. In fact, his love of fine art starting following his retirement, when he took a job with the Denver Art Museum.That was when the seeds of his enthusiasm as an art aficionado took root. He has since become one of the most prolific arts patrons out there.
Baryn Futa’s love of art led him to attend many art fairs and museum exhibitions and anything else he could find, his love of art grew. He took numerous arts classes and began collecting art himself. His impressive art collection has since become very extensive and impressive. With memberships in many prominent art museums with impressive collections of their own, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, and The Jewish Museum, Baryn Futa works hard to cultivate a greater appreciation for the arts everywhere he goes.
Most individuals only appreciate art as far as having photos or paintings displayed within their homes. But for Baryn Futa, a true art supporter, it goes well beyond the cliche and to a love for the high arts and museums that many take for granted. Baryn Futa strives to bring more information to communities everywhere about what the high arts truly are, their importance to community spirit, and incite more support for the existence of this dying creative work. Additionally, he financially supports both arts and museums — beyond lacking governmental support — and encourages others to do so, aiming to create momentum for community change that puts more onus on society for keeping this aspect alive and at the forefront of cities everywhere.