What drives Baryn Futa‘s work in support of the fine arts these days, as both a benefactor and as a collector of fine art, could very well be his distress over the reality that many brilliant artists are not appreciated enough to thrive. In fact, he spends a lot of time doing as much as possible to rectify that situation. It is obvious that Baryn Futa sees art as a noble cause that benefits all of society, and not just those whoo happen to be lucky enough to have the money to become art collectors.
Baryn Futa didn’t always have what most would consider to be a deep appreciation for art. In fact, no one was more surprised than he when he discovered his deep attraction to the art world. In fact, the art appreciation he is so fond of now actually started rather late in his life, when Baryn retired and began working with the Denver Art Museum (DAM).. That seems to have triggered a deep appreciation for the importance of art in the social and cultural fabric of a society.
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 now holds memberships in a large number of prominent art museums with impressive collections of their own, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, and The Jewish Museum.
As often as possible, Baryn loans pieces from his own collection to museums. That is because he genuinely wants more people to appreciate the arts the way he does. While most would agree that 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 it may seem like Baryn Futa is trying to make up for those who can’t afford an art investment. That is because he sees art as a lot more than a great investment with a great return.