Baryn Futa believes that art appreciation is a key element of every human society and should be supported fully, although it is ultimately too often taken for granted. Artists are not fully appreciated as a priority these days and it is that neglect that drives Baryn Futa’s work in support of the fine arts. He supports art as both a benefactor and as someone who simply deeply appreciates the finer things in life.
To Baryn Futa, brilliant artists are simply not appreciated enough to thrive, so he has spent his life doing as much as he can to help alleviate that situation. He feels that, while everyone appreciates art on some level, not everyone who does find themselves in a position to support the arts to the extent that is necessary. For his part, Baryn Futa is trying to do his best to pick up the slack and take on as much of the artistic responsibility as he can. Like many others, Baryn Futa sees art as a profitable and useful investment, but he also sees art preservation as a noble and worthy cause that benefits all of society.
Baryn Futa’s deep appreciation for the arts actually came to him somewhat late. It hit him when he retired and began to do volunteer work with the Denver Art Museum. It is likely that no one was more surprised than he that he felt such a deep attraction to the art world because he used his time at the DAM to cultivate his love of the arts and art history by attending art fairs and museum exhibitions and anything else he could find.