Every society should know where it came from. Currently, Baryn Futa holds to a firm belief that the arts are a defining part of any culture and that art is key to preserving our culture for future generations. Just as the art of the past puts us in touch with our ancestors, today’s art will serve as a touchstone to future generations. That makes art preservation a critical task.
Baryn Futa is motivated to be a prominent arts benefactor, quite possibly because his love of fine art was a long time coming, not actually hitting him until he retired and took a job with the Denver Art Museum. That turned him into an art aficionado unlike most others. He appreciates the tremendous importance of the arts. He has taken many arts classes and began his own art collection, which is now so impressive that he sometimes lends his art to museums. Baryn holds memberships in a great many revered art museums that have impressive collections of their own, including The Jewish Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Guggenheim, among others. Baryn Futa tries to encourage a greater appreciation for the arts wherever he goes.
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.
Baryn Futa has a deep appreciation for the arts now, but that wasn’t always the case. In fact, it wasn’t until he decided to retire and take a position with the Denver Art Museum that something sparked in him a deep appreciation for the importance of the arts on every society and culture.
That move engendered a passion for art that led to his cultivation of what has since become a deep understanding of the arts and art history through art classes, as well as his attendance of a great many arts fairs, museum and gallery exhibitions and anything else he could find that would satisfy his curiosity and teach him more.
In addition to conventional ways of expanding on his knowledge of the arts, he also invested in a constantly growing art collection, which has become substantial enough that he regularly loans his works to prominent museums and galleries. Baryn Futa also holds memberships in many prominent art museums with impressive collections of their own, including the The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, and The Jewish Museum. Through his strong patronage, he hopes to encourage more people to appreciate the arts the way he does, which he believes will make them more likely to help him to preserve it for the ages.
There exists today an immense need for regions to focus on community-engaged art. Although art appreciation runs deep throughout human society, it is often centralized in heavily populated and urbanized areas. Fine arts appreciator and benefactor Baryn Futa notes that cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Austin and Seattle are rich with an fine arts scene that often receives significant financial backing in addition to a myriad of support from those who view the vast, brilliant and diverse scene. Community-based art, however, in smaller areas, more densely populated, lack the appreciation monetarily and otherwise to allow artists to properly thrive, thus making it impossible for them to create a true living — a happy living as well — from their work and passion.
Futa and other art appreciators and benefactors strive to help alleviate this struggle for many artists, including those creating masterpieces from small communities across the globe. Even throughout the recession, Futa has worked to support the development, growth and budding potential of artists encountered in many different locations, remaining committed to that goal and encouraging others to join him in this endeavor. Their high level of artistic work must not be squashed simply because rural areas are a more difficult place to flourish; Futa ensures their art still finds appreciation in these tiny towns and beyond.
Baryn Futa has spent more than a few years putting together his art collection. He got a late start, but what he lacked in experience and time, he made up for in tenacity. His attitude allowed him to study art at a rate most could not, reading about the arts voraciously, attending arts classes online and in real life schools, going to art fairs, and attending museums. He also became a member of a number of well known and highly regarded art museums, including The Jewish Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Guggenheim. Baryn Futa got a late start because he did not really discover his love for the arts until quite late in life. In fact, it was not until he retired that Baryn Futa found out how much he enjoyed the fine arts.
After discovering his love for the arts, Baryn Futa began not only learning about the arts, but also starting his own art collection. He is a major benefactor of modern artists, especially those who specialize in time-based media, or video. Baryn Futa has created for himself an extensive collection of art. He has even loaned pieces from this collection out to museums and exhibits around the country. Futa is also a member of a number of prominent museums, including The Guggenheim, The Jewish Museum, and The Met.