King Felipe and Queen Letizia inaugurated The Helga de Alvear Foundation Museum


King Felipe and Queen Letizia inaugurated The Helga de Alvear Foundation Museum
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Spanish King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia were visiting Cáceres today to inaugurate the new building of the Museum of Contemporary Art of the Helga de Alvear Foundation at the foundation’s Visual Arts Center.

Spanish King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia were visiting Cáceres
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The couple was welcomed by the Museum authorities.

Spanish King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia were visiting Cáceres to inaugurate the Helga de Alvear Foundation museum
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The “Fundación Helga de Alvear” is a non-profit, autonomous, and independently managed cultural entity, created on November 29, 2006. Its constitution responds to Helga de Alvear’s desire to share her collection with society and to the interest of several public institutions from Extremadura to provide Cáceres with a center for research, dissemination, and education in the field of contemporary visual creation.

The royal couple began this visit with the explanations of the architect, Emilio Tuñón, and the member of the Board of Trustees of the “Helga de Alvear Foundation”
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The royal couple began the visit with the explanations of the architect, Emilio Tuñón, and the member of the Board of Trustees of the “Helga de Alvear Foundation”, José María Viñuela while learning about the permanent exhibition of the Museum.

Felipe discovered a commemorative plaque marking this inauguration ceremony
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Felipe discovered a commemorative plaque marking this inauguration ceremony.

This expansion work of the Museum of Contemporary Art of the "Helga de Alvear Foundation"
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This expansion work of the Museum of Contemporary Art of the “Helga de Alvear Foundation” has been co-financed 50 percent by the Junta de Extremadura and the German gallery owner and vice president of the Foundation Board, Helga de Alvear, who has donated all her collection to the region.

Queen Letizia of Spain wore white tweed Felipe Varela to the Art Museum opening
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Helga de Alvear (born 1936) is an art collector. She was born in the city of Kirn/Nahe (Rheinland-Pfalz), Germany, in 1936. She decided a long time ago to share her collection with society and make it the frame of reference for a project aimed at dissemination, production, research, and education related to contemporary visual creation.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain at the Helga de Alvear Foundation at the foundation's Visual Arts Center
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The center will be a benchmark for contemporary art that will house the 3,000 works that make up the collection. This construction is the Spanish candidate in the “Mies Van de Rohe 2021” European Architecture Awards.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain at the Helga de Alvear Foundation at the foundation's Visual Arts Center
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Felipe and Letizia toured the building and see the room dedicated to the “Caprichos de Goya” and the three floors of a new building with 5,000 square meters that are added to the 3,000 already existing plus a garden area.

Queen Letizia of Spain in white Tweed dress for museum opening
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The royal couple during the tour of the building.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain at the opening of Art Museum
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The “Helga de Alvear Foundation” works with an aim to disseminate the Helga de Alvear collection through exhibitions, exchanges, publications, and computer media to promote, encourage, and investigate the production of the visual arts of our time in all aspects related to them.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia toured the Building of the Museum
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The working routine of the foundation is to establish the operating criteria of the Cáceres Visual Arts Center, manage it and schedule its activities and preserve the collection’s funds, increase them in accordance with principles of universality, openness to experimentation, and the variety of the most significant languages ​​of artistic activity at all times.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia signed the Museum's Book of Honor and had a brief meeting with the attendees before leaving.
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King Felipe and Queen Letizia signed the Museum’s Book of Honor and had a brief meeting with the attendees before leaving.

Queen Letizia of Spain wore a white Felipe Varela tweed dress to inaugurate the new building of the Museum of Contemporary Art of the Helga de Alvear Foundation
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Now to the style of the day, Queen Letizia of Spain wore a white Felipe Varela tweed dress. The white fitted tweed dress features a notched collar, silver snap button bodice, and patch pockets at the front.

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Letizia premiered the dress in October 2017 during her visit to the city of Valencia. The dress made a comeback when she welcomed the Colombian President and First Lady at Royal Palace in May 2018.  She also wore the dress during the US visit in 2018.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia inaugurated The Helga de Alvear Foundation Museum
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Queen Letizia of Spain paired the dress with a black skinny leather belt.

Queen Letizia of Spain wore Manolo Queen Letizia of Spain wore Blahnik Snakeskin pumps
Manolo Blahnik Snakeskin pumps

She was wearing her black Manolo Blahnik Snakeskin pumps.

Queen Letizia carried Nina Ricci Marche Chaine Shoulder Bag
Nina Ricci Marche Chaine Shoulder Bag

Letizia was carrying her Nina Ricci Marche Chaine Shoulder bag

Queen Letizia wore gold bamboo hoop earrings
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She wore her gold bamboo hoop earrings and

Queen Letizia wore Karen Hallam Signature Ring
Karen Hallam Signature Ring

Karen Hallam signature ring.

 


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