It is Baryn Futa’s fervent belief that the arts are a defining part of any culture and that preservation of a culture means preserving the arts for future generations. He believes that the art of the past puts us in touch with our ancestors in a way that nothing else can. Therefore, as a society, we owe it to our descendants to preserve as much art as possible for future generations.
It is that belief that drives Baryn Futa as a major arts benefactor. Ever since he went into retirement and began working with the Denver Art Museum, he became an art fan. He came to appreciate the immense importance of the arts by attending art fairs and museum exhibitions and anything else he could find. Then he took numerous arts classes and began collecting art himself. His collection has since become something very extensive and impressive.
With 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, Baryn Futa works hard to cultivate a greater appreciationfor the arts everywhere he goes.