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    Julio daCunha: Modernizing Myths

    Delaware Art Museum

    2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19806

    Saturday February 29th 2020 to Sunday May 10th 2020

    • Sundays

      10:00AM to 4:00PM

    • Wednesdays

      10:00AM to 4:00PM

    • Thursdays

      10:00AM to 8:00PM

    • Fridays

      10:00AM to 4:00PM

    • Saturdays

      10:00AM to 4:00PM

    Julio daCunha’s creative spirit is most evident in his artistic experimentation. He alternated between abstraction and realism throughout his career. His primary medium was acrylic on canvas, but he produced ceramics, etchings, digital prints, and photography.


    As a child, he fell in love with the work of Renaissance artists in his father’s extensive art library. His passion for history extended to timeless myths, and in his art, he interpreted them in a contemporary way. DaCunha’s drive to learn expanded into history, music, and art—which inspires his acquaintances to refer to him as a Renaissance man.

    Born in Columbia into an artistic family, Julio daCunha came to the United States to study art. After graduating from Cranbrook Art Academy in Michigan, he settled in Delaware in 1956. DaCunha taught at the University of Delaware for 35 years, earning the University’s highest faculty honor, the Francis Alison Faculty Award.


    We recognize daCunha for his lasting legacy in the local commun

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