Baryn Futa didn’t always have the deep appreciation for the arts that he demonstrates now. In fact, it wasn’t until he retired and began working with the Denver Art Museum that he began to appreciate the importance of the arts. No one was more surprised than he that he felt such a deep attraction to the art world. He 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 also attended numerous arts classes and started his own art collection, which has grown to be very extensive and impressive.

Baryn Futa is a full-n arts patron these days. He not only has an amazing art collection of his own the days, but he also holds memberships in many prominent art museums with impressive collections of their own. Those include The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, and The Jewish Museum, among others. As often as he can, he also loans pieces from his own collection to museums because he wants more people to appreciate the arts the way he does.

Fr Baryn Futa, the arts are a necessary and defining part of any culture and they are important enough to preserve for future generations. The art of the past puts us in touch with our ancestors in a way that nothing else can, and we owe it to our descendants to preserve as much of that as possible for the future. That makes art and art museums extremely important and worth saving forever.