The King and Queen of Spain attended the inauguration of the new building of the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (Museum of Contemporary Art) of the Fundación Helga de Alvear (Helga de Alvear Foundation), in Cáceres.
The centre will be a benchmark for contemporary art that will house 3,000 pieces, the construction is also the Spanish candidate in the 'Mies Van de Rohe 2021' European Architecture Awards. The Helga de Alvear Foundation is an NPO, autonomous and independently managed cultural entity, created in 2006. Its purpose is to fulfil 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 centre for research, dissemination and education in the field of contemporary visual creation.
Upon arrival, the King and Queen revealed the commemorative plaque and received explanations by Emilio Tuñón, the architect, and José María Viñuela, patron of the Helga de Alvear Foundation and curator of the collection. They toured the new building, signed the Museum's Book of Honor and held a brief meeting with the attendees.
Queen Letizia stepped out in her Felipe Varela tweed dress which first made an appearance in October of 2017 (shown below).
Today she contrasted the white and metallic woven dress with black accessories, opting for a black skinny belt and her Manolo Blahnik BB snakeskin embossed pumps with a custom rubber platform sole.
Letizia coordinated the reptilian inspired pumps with her Nina Ricci 'Marche' handbag featuring a snakeskin embossed flap front.
She finished the look with her beloved gold bamboo design huggie hoop earrings.