The Helga de Alvear Foundation was created in 2006 in response to the wish of Helga de Alvear to share her personal collection with the society. It is located in the Visual Arts Center of Cáceres, also known as La Casa Grande. A modernist building that is situated on the edge of old town of Cáceres.
The Visual Arts Center is trying to become as a reference site about dissemination of contemporary art, for it has the private collection of Helga Alvear, which consists of over 2,500 works of contemporary art.
The Helga de Alvear Foundation displays the works of her private collection of contemporary art
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After the first phase of the project, adapting La Casa Grande as a museum center, opens its doors with a selection of only 115 works from the collection of Helga Alvear. This collection is the most important private collection of international contemporary art in Spain and one of the largest in Europe.
The Foundation collection is formed by works that had interested to Helga de Alvear for its artistic developments and techniques used for its creation, regardless of the author. In these works are represented different artistic languages, arising from the seventies and has elapsed between minimalist thought , the conceptual art and furthermore the differents sociopolitical directions.
For the reasons given above, the collection is not understood as a watertight compartment or closed and final set. On the contrary, since it is constantly growing in response to the desire to follow the transformations and current and future developments in contemporary art.
In the collection you can see works by world famous artists such as Josef Albers, Nobuyoshi Araki, Pepe Espaliú, Helena Almeida, Donald Juud or Joshep Beuys, among a list of eighty artists of the panorama of global contemporary art.
The visit to the Helga de Alvear Foundation can be performed during every day of the year except Mondays, which remains closed.
C/ Pizarro, 8, teléfono: 927 62 64 14
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