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.
605 Robert E. Lee Road (map)
Tuesday- Friday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Saturday- Sunday, 12- 4 p.m. Closed Monday.
$5 Adults; $3 Seniors; $1 Students; Free for Children 12 and under, Active military and their families and UMLAUF members.
February 7, 2017 | 6 PM
UMLAUF After Dark Debuts with Live Bronze Pour
"UMLAUF After Dark" kicks off Tuesday, Feb. 7, 6-8 p.m., and will happen every first Tuesday of the month, offering UMLAUF visitors a chance to experience the special evening environment of the sculpture garden and in featured gallery exhibitions, in addition to the monthly themed activities, food and entertainment.
This first UMLAUF After Dark offers visitors the once-a-year chance to view a Live Bronze Pour, part of the UMLAUF's recurring Insights programming. This behind-the-scenes look is a demonstration of the lost-wax casting technique Charles Umlauf used for his bronze sculptures. Members of Austin's Atelier 3-D studio will take visitors through the stages of creating a bronze sculpture, culminating in a live bronze pour at the UMLAUF. This event is free and open to the public, and from 6:00-6:45 p.m. guests will enjoy drinks and chili from Texas Chili Queens and examine stages of sculpture on tables, prior to the 7 p.m. live pour.
Atelier 3-D is an East Austin sculpture school and artist studio featuring classes in a variety of sculptural materials and techniques.
February 16, 2017 | 6 PM
Opening Reception for “Mentoring a Muse” Exhibition
The UMLAUF opens "Mentoring a Muse" on Thursday, Feb. 16, with a reception 6-8 p.m., and the show will run through August 20, 2017. "Mentoring a Muse" is the first-ever exhibition of numerous, and many never before seen, works from one-time University of Texas at Austin art student Farrah Fawcett and her mentor, professor and sculptor Charles Umlauf. Before Fawcett became an international icon following her role on the hit television show "Charlie's Angels," she studied as an undergraduate student at UT-Austin with Umlauf from 1965-68. After Fawcett's death in 2009, she bequeathed her personal art collection to the Blanton Museum of Art at UT-Austin; the Blanton will loan the UMLAUF more than 30 objects to complement the UMLAUF's works and those from private collections.