Because Baryn Futa believes that the arts are a necessary and defining part of any culture and that art is supremely important to preserve for future generations, these days, he holds memberships in a great number of prominent art museums with impressive collections of their own, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, and The Jewish Museum. He also routinely loans pieces from his own very impressive art collection to museums because he wants more people to appreciate the arts as much as he does.

From the perspective of Baryn Futa, the art of the past serves to keep everyone in touch with our ancestors in ways that nothing else can. He feels we also owe it to our descendants to preserve as much art as possible for the future. That makes art and art museums extremely important. Whereas most would agree that art appreciation is a key element of every human society and that it should be supported, the fact of the matter is, artists are too often taken for granted and not appreciated as enough of a priority. In fact, that is what drives Baryn Futa’s work in support of the fine arts, both as a benefactor and lover of art. Brilliant artists are not appreciated enough to thrive, so he does whatever he can to rectify that situation.

Baryn Futa was something of a latecomer to the art world. It wasn’t until he retired and began working with the Denver Art Museum that he began to develop his appreciation of the importance of art. Perhaps no one was more surprised than he was by his deep attraction to the art world. He attended art fairs and museum exhibitions and he attended numerous arts classes and started his own art collection, which has grown to be very extensive and impressive.