Arts patron, benefactor and collector Baryn Futa strongly believes in art appreciation as a key identifying element of every human society. For that reason, art should be supported fully at every level. Unfortunately, he is often disappointed to learn that art is too often taken for granted and not treated as a priority. That level of neglect drives Baryn in his quest to encourage more citizens to fully support the fine arts.
It would not be accurate to claim that Baryn Futa didn’t always have such a deep love for the arts. It wasn’t until he retired and began working with the Denver Art Museum that he began to fully appreciate the beauty and significance of the arts. No one was more surprised than he. He attended numerous arts classes and started his own art collection, which has become very extensive over the years. Nowadays, Baryn Futa not only has his own huge collection, but he also holds memberships in many prominent art museums with impressive collections of their own. Among those include The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, and The Jewish Museum. He also loans his own pieces to museums as a way of encouraging more people to appreciate and support the arts.