Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum

The Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum is a natural oasis in South Austin dedicated to the work of 20th century American sculptor Charles Umlauf. Every season shows off our art in a different way, allowing new perspective on the sculptures.

Art Framed by Nature:
The Umlauf is the perfect place for visitors of all ages to get comfortable with sculpture and with museums, especially if traditional museum rules make you nervous (No touching! Be quiet!). Outside in the xeriscape garden you can walk all the way around the art. The bronze sculptures have been specially coated with wax, making us the largest “touchable” outdoor collection in Texas. Tour the garden with a docent or use a self-guided tour booklet to go through the garden with your family and friends. During your visit, you can help your children find the pieces on their Sculpture Safari Scavenger Hunts, learn to make your own sculptures at a workshop, or watch artists sketch in the garden. Come sit and enjoy expansive views while listening to the birds and the waterfall, or simply savor a single sculpture.