Mexican Sugar Art Museum

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The Mexican Sugar Art Museum is home to about 100 artistic and craft works. These are all the work of Professor Marithé Alvarado. She began the institute in 1959 with the mission of promoting the artistry and craft of sugar in the country and around the world.

If it sounds like cake decorating, you’re in for a big surprise. The museum has five galleries dedicated to figures, allegories, and set-pieces all done in sugar. There are also decades of photographs documenting the world.

Room 1 includes equipment for cutting and dying sugar and other tools. Room 2 is home to work from the 1940s as well as photographs with well-known people. A striking third room houses architectural reproductions, scenes, and figures with different themes. Room 4 is the artist’s workshop including tools like mixers, kitchenware, and tables. One final room presents some of the glassware and equipment necessary for presenting such work to the world.

With a small shop, the museum has become a must-stop for the food crazed, and for dessert-lovers equally.

Visits the Mexican Sugar Art Museum are by appointment only. Visitors should call or email for a meeting.

Mexico City

Cultural Capital of the Americas