No one was more surprised than Baryn Futa when his retirement brought him to the Denver Art Museum to work and that work led him to create in him an overwhelming love of art and art history. It’s unknown what triggered that love of art, but he decided to use his time at DAM to cultivate his new love. There, he attended art fairs and museum exhibitions and anything else he could find to help him become a greater art benefactor. Since then, Baryn Futa has been committed to work in support of the fine arts. 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 didn’t always have such a deep appreciation for the arts. In fact, his art appreciation started rather late; it wasn’t until he retired and began working with the Denver Art Museum that he began to appreciate the importance of the arts. Baryn Futa currently holds memberships in a large number of prominent art museums with impressive collections of their own because he wants to get more people excited about both arts and artists.