In part because previous generations felt it important to preserve their art for us, Baryn Futa believes strongly that we owe it to our posterity and future generations to do the the same for our descendants. He believes art museums and art collectors are extremely important for preserving as much art as possible for the future. Whereas that realization came late for Baryn Futa, he is making up for lost time. In fact, he was already retired when he started working with the Denver Art Museum and became smitten with art almost immediately. He was attracted enough with art that he attended numerous arts classes and everything else he could.
He was so attracted to the art world that he soon established his own art collection, which has grown to be very substantial over the years. Besides his own art collection, Baryn Futa also holds memberships in many prominent art museums with impressive collections, like the Guggenheim, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Jewish Museum. Often, Baryn loans pieces from his own collection to museums because he wants to preserve art for the ages and that will only happen if more people to appreciate the arts as he does.