Even though most people agree that art appreciation is a key element of every human society, the fact is that art is too often taken for granted, with artists not being properly appreciated. It is that knowledge that drives Baryn Futa's work in support of preserving the fine arts, as both a benefactor and a lover of fine art. He doesn’t like that brilliant artists are not appreciated enough to thrive, so he does as much as possible to rectify that situation. And because Baryn Futa believes that art is a necessary and defining element of any culture that it is important to preserve for future generations, he does what he can to cultivate a love of the arts.
In Baryn Futa’s view, it is the art of the past that puts us in touch with our ancestors in a way that nothing else can. That means we owe it to our descendants to preserve as much art as possible for the future. It is that view that makes art museums and art collectors extremely important. Baryn not only has a great collection of his own, part of which he loans to others as much as possible, but he is a benefactor and member of a large number of very famous art museums with impressive collections to preserve for posterity, including such gems as the Jewish Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim, among others.