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Helga de Alvear Museum: There are no tickets for the “best European collection of contemporary art” | Culture

‘Man with closed eyes’, a wooden sculpture by Stephan Balkenhol, at the foot of the grand staircase designed by the architect Emilio Tuñón in the Helga de Alvear Museum in Cáceres. Tickets to visit the Helga de Alvear museum have been sold out until May and just over a month after it opened, on February […]

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A walk with Helga de Alvear through her museum | Culture

In the spring of 2008 Helga de Alvear asked Luis Moreno Mansilla and Emilio Tuñón, then professors at Princeton, to come to New York to see an exhibition at the Mary Boone Gallery. The reason? The German gallerist and collector based in Madrid had just bought a work by a Chinese artist and wanted the […]

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A walk through the Helga de Alvear museum with the gallery owner | Culture

Helga de Alvear came to Spain in 1957 to study Spanish and she stayed for love: “I met an architect at a wedding, and that same day he told me that he was going to marry me.” When asked for advice to get started in the art world, she refers to the one given to […]

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