Most people have a sense that art is important. Millions of people attend art museums every year and they often stop when they see a compelling piece hanging in a public place. However, to Baryn Futa, art is more than just a series of pretty pictures. He sees art as a key element of every human culture and as a manifestation of a society’s identity. However, fine art is too often taken for granted and not appreciated sufficiently. It is too often not seen as a societal priority, but as a frivolous pursuit only for the rich.
Baryn Futa is an arts patron because he wants people to feel differently. His goal is to cultivates support of art, both as a benefactor and as someone who simply appreciates the finer things in life. He also hopes to create an environment in which brilliant artists are appreciated enough to thrive. As an art collector, Baryn Futa feels that art’s role as a profitable and useful investment is only a secondary benefit of supporting the arts. It is the preservation of art that drive Baryn Futa to collect art and to learn everything possible about art. His art collection has grown, but he loans his art to museums, in order to increase awareness of the arts.