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.