January 18, 2020
Baryn Futa has a deep appreciation for the arts now, but that wasn’t always the case. In fact, it wasn’t until he decided to retire and take a position with the Denver Art Museum that something sparked in him a deep appreciation for the importance of the arts on every society and culture.

That move engendered a passion for art that led to his cultivation of what has since become a deep understanding of the arts and art history through art classes, as well as his attendance of a great many arts fairs, museum and gallery exhibitions and anything else he could find that would satisfy his curiosity and teach him more.

In addition to conventional ways of expanding on his knowledge of the arts, he also invested in a constantly growing art collection, which has become substantial enough that he regularly loans his works to prominent museums and galleries. Baryn Futa also holds memberships in many prominent art museums with impressive collections of their own, including the The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, and The Jewish Museum. Through his strong patronage, he hopes to encourage more people to appreciate the arts the way he does, which he believes will make them more likely to help him to preserve it for the ages.
July 20, 2019
Fine art is more than a luxury or a momentary view of a painting; it’s a creative endeavor that is underappreciated, generally, and often underfunded or underpaid. Baryn Futa, an arts purveyor and benefactor, strives to stir more support for this energetic and lively pursuit, from assistance to individual artists to increased attention among worldwide exhibits and museums.

Art appreciation runs deep in society, but it’s often discovered in pockets -- art districts, larger cities and so on. No matter where artistic work occurs, it is deserving of appreciation, says Baryn Futa, who has made it a mission to help alleviate the struggle many artists or artistic spaces frequently face. Whether it’s a lack of funding or a lack of financial resources, Futa recognizes the crippling effect monetary resources can have on creative work. He holds a strong commitment to the goal of changing society on a large scale so artists and their exhibition places can maximize profits and outreach, allowing art to continue prominently in society.