Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum

The Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum is home to the largest collection of American sculptor Charles Umlauf’s work. These gardens have welcomed visitors, educators, artists and friends from across the globe for over twenty years. Throughout its history, the UMLAUF has been committed to educating visitors about art and sculpture within a picturesque setting.

The museum’s exhibitions change throughout the year, displaying work of contemporary sculptors in addition to that of Umlauf and his 20th century peers.  The museum and gardens exemplify the successful partnership between the UMLAUF and the City of Austin.


Wednesday- Friday, 10 AM- 4 PM, Saturday- Sunday, 12 PM- 4 PM, Closed Monday- Tuesday


$5 Adults, $3 Seniors, $1 Students, Free for children 12 & under


upcoming events

May 3, 2015 | 12:00 PM

Family Day

 Families explore the UMLAUF while engaging in creative activities all day. 12:30 children’s yoga 1:00 story time 1:30 clay creations 2:00 music by Armstrong Community Music School All day: papel picado, ultimate hopscotch & sculpture safaris Refreshments: Juice Austin Free & open to the public.  

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May 5, 2015 | 7:00 PM

ATX Laser

Nothing defines culture like food.  Personal and societal, food delineates our heritage, ethnicity, and memories. How food gets from farm to table, how it is processed or engineered, and access to healthy food are changing our relationship with food in the 21st century.  Join ATX LASER for a look at the culture of food through the lenses of art, science and technology from local creative practitioners.

Featured presenters:

Robyn Metcalfe

 Metcalfe is the founder & Executive Director of The Food Lab. The Food Lab provides awareness of food issues, encourages and motivates students to engage with innovative food systems research, and provides support to startups that leverage university research.

Igor Siddiqui & Jen Wong

Siddiqui is an architect, artist, and design educator. He is an assistant professor at The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture, and principal of the interdisciplinary practice ISSSStudio established in 2006.

Wong is director and curator of the Materials Lab at The University of Texas at Austin, a multidisciplinary resource center with a primary mission to promote material investigation in design.

Daniel "Asiago" Heron

Daniel Heron, more commonly known as "Asiago" is the Chief Engagement Officer at Cooking Up Cultures, Organizer of Food + Tech Austin, and Advisor to various food related initiatives.

Ajay Malghan

Malghan is an artist based in Austin and Baltimore who works in multiple mediums including photography and film.

Following the speaker presentations, an open discussion will commence where participation is welcomed and encouraged from all attendees. For more information about ATX LASER and other Umlauf events, please visit

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May 9, 2015

Eve & Shiva: Sculpture by Charles Umlauf and Gene Owens

Join us at the UMLAUF from May 9th through August 30th for an intensive focus on the 1960s and 1970s sculpture of Charles Umlauf (1910-1994) and Gene Owens (born 1931). Fort Worth area native Owens spent the summer of 1961 studying with Professor Umlauf, quickly becoming an accomplished abstract and figurative sculpture in his own right. He worked at the side of Japanese American artist Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) for many years, traveling between New York and Texas. In the same era, Umlauf spent every summer casting in Italy.  Eve & Shiva centers around two bronze female figures—Umlauf’s Eve with Apple (1974) and Owens’ Shiva (1965)‑-that convey the different influences on and journeys of these artists.

May 9, 2015 | 2:00 PM

Insights @ the UMLAUF

Join us for a special curator-led talk and tour of Eve & Shiva: Charles Umlauf and Gene Owens. Umlauf Curator, Katie Robinson Edwards will focus on the similarities and differences of the two artists' work in the 1960s and 1970s.  This event is free & open to the public.