It would not be accurate to claim that Baryn Futa always possess a deep love for the arts. That did not happen 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.

These days, as an arts patron, benefactor and now, 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. Baryn Futa now has his own huge art collection and he also holds memberships in many prominent art museums with impressive collections of their own, including the Guggenheim, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Jewish Museum. He also loans his own pieces to museums as a way of encouraging greater appreciation and support for the arts.