It may be difficult to believe today, but the truth is, Baryn Futa did not always have a deep appreciation for the arts. Most of his adult life, he had little or nothing to do with the world of art. Something happened, however, when he retired and he began to work with the Denver Art Museum. That was when he developed a great appreciation for what art means to the culture.
It is that experience that has turned him into a major art supporter and benefactor.
Art makes him happy and gives Baryn Futa purpose now. While at the DAM, he embraced his love of art and cultivated his new love by attending art fairs and museum exhibitions and anything else he could find that seemed interesting. He attended numerous arts classes and even started his own art collection, which has grown to be very extensive and impressive. These days, Baryn Futa believes that, because art is too often taken for granted and not appreciated as a priority, his life’s work is to support the arts as a benefactor and make sure brilliant artists are appreciated enough to thrive. He now does all he can to make that happen.