While nearly everyone appreciates fine art on some level, it is also true that few are actually in a position to support the arts to the extent that is necessary. That is where Baryn Futa fits into the scheme of things. His goal is to pick up the slack and take on as much of the responsibility for supporting art as possible. He does that in many ways. Not only is art of great benefit to any society, but it also is a profitable and useful investment. That adds up to a win-win for humanity.
As Baryn Futa sees things, art is a necessary and defining part of any culture, which means we owe it to future generations to preserve as much as possible. The artists of the past communicated with us through art, and the art we make today will inform our descendants, as well. It is that reality that makes art collectors and art museums extremely important. That is why Baryn Futa has a significant art collection of his own and why he holds memberships in many prominent art museums with impressive collections of their own, including The Jewish Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, and more. It is also why he often loans pieces from his own collection to museums.
Baryn Futa didn’t always have such a deep appreciation for art. It actually surfaced when he retired and began working with the Denver Art Museum, and few were more surprised than he was to feel such a deep attraction to the art world. But now, it is a strong enough appreciation that he is now committed to saving art for all.