It may seem to be the case that Baryn Futa always had a deep appreciation for the arts, but that wouldn’t be the case. The fact of the matter is, he worked outside of the art world for much of his life and didn’t really discover Art until he retired and began to work with the Denver Art Museum. It was that exposure to the arts that sparked what has since become a passion.
He began to appreciate just how important art was to the culture and it made him happy and gave him purpose. While at DAM, he embraced his newfound appreciation of art and cultivated it by attending art fairs and museum exhibitions and anything else he could find no he attended lots of arts classes. He even started his own art collection, which has grown to be very substantial.
What bothers Baryn Futa most is his belief that art is too often taken for granted and not appreciated properly, which is why he has made it his life’s work to support the arts. He envisions himself as both a benefactor and lover of fine art and he wants to support brilliant artists so that they thrive and he does everything he can to make that happen.