October 18, 2018
 
As Baryn Futa sees things, art is a key element of every human society, which means that art should always be supported and protected, it is too often reality that art is taken for granted and not seen as a priority. That is what drives him as a lover of art and a major benefactor. Too often, Baryn Futa feels that great artists see too little appreciation and too often don’t make enough to thrive.

If Baryn Futa seems to be making up for lost time, it’s no wonder. It’s not like he always had a deep appreciation for art. In fact, it wasn't until he retired and began working with the Denver Art Museum that he began to fully appreciate the importance of art, and no one was more surprised than he. Baryn used his time at DAM to cultivate his new-found love of art and art history by attending art fairs and museum exhibitions and anything else he could find. He now maintains his own impressive art collection, and Baryn Futa also holds memberships in many prominent art museums with impressive collections of their own. He also loans his own pieces to museums as a way to encourage art preservation.
April 25, 2018
 
From the perspective of arts benefactor Baryn Futa, the arts are a worthy cause that benefits all of society. The fact that art is also a profitable and useful investment is almost beside the point. Whereas most people agree that art appreciation is a key element of every human society, the reality is, the arts and artists are all too often taken for granted. That is the driving force behind Baryn Futa's prolific work in support of the fine arts, both as a benefactor and as a patron and collector of fine art.

Though he didn’t get into art until he retired and began to work at the Denver Art Museum, which makes him something of a straggler, he seems to be making up for lost time. Baryn Futa is not appreciative if the fact that many brilliant artists are not appreciated enough to thrive, which is why he tries to hard to pick up the slack and rectify that situation. He sees art as a necessary and defining aspect of any culture, including modern culture, so he wants to cultivate a greater love and appreciation for art.