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

January 4, 2015 | 12:00 PM

Family Day

Join us for free family fun! Schedule of Events:
12:30 Yoga
1:00 Story Time
1:30 Sculpture Demo with Texas Society of Sculptors
2:30 Music from Armstrong Community Music School
All day: Design a calendar, Sculpture Safaris and MORE! Free Admission

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January 7, 2015 | 6:00 PM

INSIGHTS: Live Bronze Pour

For the INSIGHTS program, members of Atelier 3D studio will take visitors through the stages of creating a bronze sculpture, culminating in a live bronze pour at the UMLAUF. Demonstration begins at 6:45 PM.

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January 28, 2015 | 6:00 PM


The UMLAUF is proud to host Sodbuster: San Isidro (1995), a 24' fiberglass sculpture by legendary sculptor Luis Jiménez (1940-2006).  It was the first completed public art commission in Jiménez's long and distinguished career. Although 6 castings were made, the UMLAUF version is the Artist's Proof and the only casting that has never been displayed out of doors. It is in excellent condition. Two other important works by the sculptor that complement Sodbuster are currently on view at the Blanton Museum of Art. The UMLAUF will place Sodbuster at the center of the Gallery on the platform built to Jiménez’s original platform specifications.  For scale comparison, we will borrow a miniature Jiménez horse sculpture from the Grace Museum, Abilene Texas. The UMLAUF will also display Professor Umlauf’s 1962-63 gradebook with Luis Jiménez’s name listed.

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January 28, 2015 | 6:00 PM

INSIGHTS: Jesus Moroles

INSIGHTS will feature artist and sculptor Jesús Moroles, who worked extensively with Jiménez and assisted him in the making of Sodbuster. Moroles will detail his experiences and share insights on Jiménez’s process and the time they spent together.

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