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Artful History, with Baryn Futa

February 21, 2020

Baryn Futa simply believes that art is a defining part of any culture. That makes it crucial to preserve as much art as possible for future generations. Just as the art of the past puts us in touch with our ancestors, we owe it to our descendants to preserve as much art as possible for the future. That makes art and art museums extremely important. While most people agree that art appreciation is a key element of every human society and should be supported, the arts are too often taken for granted and not appreciated as a priority.

That is what drives Baryn Futa's work in support of the fine arts as both a benefactor and lover of fine art. Baryn believes that brilliant artists should be appreciated enough to thrive, so he does what he can to rectify that situation. He is something of a late bloomer. It wasn't until he retired and began working with the Denver Art Museum that Baryn Futa began to appreciate the importance of the arts. While he started late in life, he’s made up for lost time. He cultivated his love of art by attending art fairs, museum exhibitions, art classes and anything else he could find.

Baryn Futa also started his own art collection, which has grown to be very extensive and impressive. As an element of his quest to preserve as much art as possible, he currently holds memberships in many prestigious art museums with impressive collections, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, and The Jewish Museum. As often as he can, Baryn loans pieces from his own collection to museums because he wants more people to appreciate the arts the way he does. Whether it’s for an investment or love, if it preserves the art, it is worthwhile.