November 21, 2018
Whereas Baryn Futa currently sees the arts as a necessary and defining part of any culture and important enough to preserve for future generations, this wasn’t exactly a lifelong dream. It wasn’t until Baryn retired and began working with the Denver Art Museum that he began to fully appreciate the beauty and significance of the arts and no one was more surprised than he. He attended numerous arts classes over the years and started his own art collection, which has become very extensive.

These days, Baryn Futa has a number of memberships in prominent art museums with impressive collections of their own, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, and The Jewish Museum. While he was late in appreciating the arts, Baryn Futa seems to be making up for lost time. He is aware that the art of the past puts us in touch with our ancestors in a way that nothing else can and Baryn Futa strongly believes we owe it to future generations to preserve as much art as possible. Not only is art a useful and profitable investment, but it also benefits all of society. That said, his love and appreciation for art came somewhat late in life.