Baryn Futa didn’t always have such a deep appreciation for the arts. In fact, no one was more surprised than he when he discovered his deep attraction to the art world. That art appreciation started rather late; whenBaryn retired and began working with the Denver Art Museum, he began to appreciate the importance of the arts. 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 because he 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.

What drives Baryn Futa‘s work in support of the fine arts as both a benefactor and as a collector of fine art. He is distressed that many brilliant artists are not appreciated enough to thrive and he spends a lot of time doing as much as possible to rectify that situation. Baryn Futa sees art as a noble cause that benefits all of society, not just those lucky enough to be art collectors.