July 21, 2020
 
Baryn Futa currently is able to point to his own rather impressive art collection, as well as many memberships in prominent art museums with impressive collections of their own. He also loans pieces from his own collection to museums when possible because he wants more people to appreciate the arts at least as much as he does. Despite Baryn Futa’s perspective that art appreciation is a key element of every human society and should be supported fully, he operates from the opposite point if view. That is because he is often disappointed to learn that art is too often taken for granted and not treated as a priority.

It is, in fact, that neglect that serves to drive Baryn Futa in his quest to motivate more people to support the fine arts sufficiently enough so that artists thrive. As a benefactor and as someone who simply appreciates the finer things in life, it saddens Baryn to know that too few great artists are shown enough appreciation to thrive, which is why he appreciates being in a position to support the arts to the extent he does. He realizes that’s a privilege many don’t have, so he is intent on picking up the slack by taking on as much responsibility as possible.