The arts are a defining part of any culture, according to Baryn Futa, and he is also of the belief that preservation of a culture is extremely important. It’s not possible to know where to go if you don’t know where you have been. As a society, we owe it to our descendants to preserve as much art as possible as a snapshot of this point in our development. That is why Baryn Futa has become a major arts benefactor. It all started when he went into retirement and began working with the Denver Art Museum, he became more than an art fan; he came to appreciate the immense importance of the arts through his attendance in art classes, as well as art fairs and museum exhibitions and anything else he could find. Then he began to collect art himself and has built up a very extensive and impressive collection that he often lends to museums and galleries because he wants everyone to have his appreciation of the arts. The appreciation people show for art, the stronger the support for art creation and preservation.