Friday 21 October 2016

Art Appreciation with Baryn Futa

These days, it can be said that Baryn Futa firmly believes that the arts are a defining part of any culture, which makes them a key to preserving the culture for future generations. He believes that the art of the past puts us in touch with our ancestors in a way that nothing else can and that makes the preservation of our art crucial for future generations. It is that belief that drives Baryn Futa’s status as a prominent arts benefactor.

It wasn’t always that way. His love of the arts started when he retired and began working with the Denver Art Museum. There, he became an art fan with an appreciation for the tremendous importance of the arts. Starting with his attendance at art fairs and museum exhibitions and anything else he could find, his love of art grew. He then took numerous arts classes and began collecting art himself. His collection has since become something very extensive and impressive. With memberships in a great number of prominent art museums with impressive collections of their own, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, and The Jewish Museum, Baryn Futa works hard to cultivate a greater appreciation for the arts everywhere he goes.

Tuesday 12 July 2016

Art History with Baryn Futa

Baryn Futa sincerely believes that not enough people understand and appreciate the important role that the fine arts play in every human society, as an important reminder to future generations of where they had once been. Far too often, art is taken for granted and not appreciated properly as a priority and Baryn Futa hopes to change that attitude among as many as possible with his support of the fine arts, both as a benefactor no an investor.

That overall goal is because Baryn Futa strongly believes that the most brilliant artists deserve to thrive, but that requires a change in attitude, so that they get a lot more support for their work. While he sees investment in art as a very profitable endeavor, it is also an important way to protect and preserve the arts for the future, which creates excellent benefits to all of society. It is Baryn Futa’s ultimate goal to encourage as many people as possible to see the arts as a critical part of our cultural identity; one that is important to preserve for our grandchildren.

Saturday 30 April 2016

Baryn Futa and the Museum of Modern Art

To many, including fine arts appreciator Baryn Futa, New York City’s Museum of Modern Art is often considered the most influential museum display of modern art throughout the world. Located in New York City -- specifically in Midtown Manhattan -- the museum was first developed in 1929 by the wife of famed John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, as well as two of her friends. The family’s posh lifestyle and wealthy friends allowed it to thrive at that moment despite opening during the same time as the Wall Street crash.

The museum has flourished since opening. Today, it houses some of the world’s most eminent modern masterpieces, including Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night and Claude Monet’s Water Lilies. Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans is also among the collections, which are more than 150,000 pieces, not including millions of film stills and films.

Futa urges not only a sincere appreciation for these pieces so delicately collected and preserved for the world to see, but also the need to support the work accomplished by the Museum of Modern Art -- a place without which the community would not have access to these fine arts. Although MoMa is a private, non-profit organization, not every museum has the same luxury with the same significant operations budget. As Futa notes, even when viewing some of the world’s most notable masterpieces, it’s a time to reflect on arts completed everywhere and funding needed for even the smallest artists.

Thursday 21 January 2016

The Art Mission of Baryn Futa

The world of modern art is not always easy to understand or explore on your own. There are so many different mediums, styles, and audiences that it can get very confusing. Modern art, after all, is practiced by an endless number of unique and interesting artists. The good news is that we are living in an age in which art is accessible for virtually everyone. While the fine arts were a few centuries ago reserved only for the most wealthy and privileged among us, today it is as accessible as an Internet connection or a trip to the local museum. Baryn Futa has made it his mission to ensure that great modern art can be seen by more people. That is why he frequently loans pieces from his personal collection out to museums and exhibitions, so that more people can appreciate them. Baryn Futa believes that art exists to be admired and appreciated, not hidden.

Baryn Futa was not always a supporter of the arts. Up until he retired, he wasn't even aware that he loved the modern arts. He discovered his love for art soon after and began educating himself on the finer points of the arts. He did this by attending museums, going to art fairs, and attending fine arts and art history classes, both in brick-and-mortar classrooms and online ones.