September 19, 2020
 
Staying dedicated to the arts is not an easy task. Artists creatively produce on their own schedule, most often, as creative expression takes hold. Artists come in all shapes and sizes — musically inclined at times or some with giant sculptures and others with small interpretive portraits that not everyone can understand. Museums showcase various exhibits that bring individuals through the doors and garner conversation, making it a challenge for every artist to feel welcome. It’s a complicated medium to throw oneself into, particularly as a supporter when art does not always bring in many dollars. But fine arts appreciator and benefactor Baryn Futa has done just this — he has wholly dedicated himself to this creative medium in its many forms, supporting artists and museums alike. Futa has remained committed through difficult moments, including the recent recession, and worked with organizations as they thrive. Art may ride waves of success and not be reliantly consistent, but Baryn Futa remains dedicated in his support and encourages other art lovers to do the same despite the rocky waters.
August 20, 2016
 
While art appreciation is a key element of every human society and should be supported, in Baryn Futa’s view, art is too often taken for granted. It is that neglect that drives Baryn's massive support for and appreciation of the fine arts, as a benefactor and a lover of the finer things in life. Brilliant artists are not appreciated enough to thrive, so he has spent his post-retirement time helping change that.

While most people appreciate art on some level, Baryn Futa counts himself lucky to be in a position to be able to support the arts to the extent that is needed. He sees the arts as a great cause that benefits all of society, as well as a profitable and useful investment. That is why he attended numerous arts classes and started his own collection, which has grown to be very extensive and impressive.

Baryn Futa’s art appreciation, which didn’t actually begin until he retired and began working with the Denver Art Museum and fell in love, now leads him to hold memberships in a great number of prominent art museums with impressive collections. He also loans pieces from his own collection to museums when possible because he wants more people to appreciate the arts the way he does.