December 22, 2018
 
While nearly everyone agrees that art is important and that art appreciation is a key element of every human society, the fact of the matter is, art is too often taken for granted. When governments consider cutting a budget, cutting arts funding is too often at the top of their list. It seems difficult for many people to take artists seriously, and that bothers arts patron Baryn Futa to no end. Too often, while society appreciates and enjoys art, it is too difficult for artists to make a living and thrive, which is a shame, and it is what drives Baryn Futa's work in support of the arts, both as a benefactor and as a collector of fine art.

Of course Baryn Futa appreciates the investment value of art, but there is a lot more to collecting art than simply money. The arts are a necessary and defining part of any culture, which makes them important enough to preserve for future generations. What he is doing by collecting art is making it possible for the current generation to communicate to future generations, just as past generations have used it to speak to us. Baryn Futa strongly feels that we owe it to future generations to preserve as much art as possible, and not just for money.