Art Connects Us with the Past and Future: Baryn Futa

April 20, 2020
Though he is known as a prominent arts patron with a rich appreciation for fine art, the fact is, Baryn Futa wasn’t exactly born thinking that way. Most of his life was spent not even thinking about art. In fact, it was when he retired that something stirred inside. It began when he started working with the Denver Art Museum and something hit him and he began to appreciate the vital importance of the arts in identifying any society.

No one was more surprised than Baryn Futa, when he realized his deep attraction to the art world, but that developed into a profound appreciation for art as a key to preserving society and culture. While at the DAM, he attended museum exhibitions and art fairs and, took classes and absorbed everything else he could find to satisfy his craving for more. Baryn Futa realized that, most appreciate the arts on some level, few are able to support the arts to the extent needed. It is that reality that has caused Baryn to take on as much of that responsibility that he could. His love of art has turned into a positive for everyone.

The Arts Identify a Society

September 20, 2016
As Baryn Futa sees things, it’s not possible to overstate the importance of the arts on any society. Art is a necessary and defining element of any culture, which is why it should be preserved for future generations. The arts are like a time capsule; the art of the past puts us in touch with our ancestors and we owe it to our descendants to preserve as much of current art as possible for the future.

It is that view of the arts that makes art museums and art preservation extremely important, as far as Baryn Futa is concerned. Because fine art represents what a society is, Baryn has a strong desire to preserve that for the ages. That is why he is interested in getting more people to appreciate the arts as much as he does.

That is why Baryn Futa now has memberships in a great number of prominent art museums with impressive collections, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, and The Jewish Museum. It is also the main reason he has developed and maintained such a large and impressive art collection himself and why he routinely loans his art to museums. Art is what defines society and we owe it to our children and grandchildren to preserve art for them.

Baryn Futa Has Worked To Support A Number Of Artists

March 23, 2016
Art is something virtually everyone should be interested in. Whether it is the movie poster that advertises the next big blockbuster, the cover-art on your favorite book, the logo the local coffee shop uses, or a piece of fine art in a museum, people appreciate art in different ways. It is not particularly important what kind of art you appreciate, but it is important to appreciate it, regardless.

You see, artists can only continue to create their pieces if they receive support. That means more than just clapping them on the back or admiring their work, it means paying customers. That's true whether they are a graphic designer, a producer, or a creator of fine arts. Especially when it comes to the arts, there are plenty of ways to get involved with supporting the field and the wonderful artists who make it up.

Baryn Futa is a well known patron of the arts who has become respected because of his support for artists in the contemporary field. He has a special taste for contemporary art, especially time-based media, meaning video art. Baryn Futa did not always love the arts and, in fact, was not really aware that he enjoyed them until after his retirement. He eventually not only took on an interest in fine arts, but also explored the many aspects of the field by attending classes, going to art fairs, and becoming a member of several art museums. Baryn Futa is a patron of dozens of talented, intelligent, unique artists and has started his own art collection.