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.
April 4, 2017 | 6PM
UMLAUF After Dark and Insights Program
“UMLAUF After Dark” on Tuesday, April 4, at 6:30 p.m. features an Insights program, "Friends of Farrah" with four panelists sharing memories about Farrah’s life and art-making. The panelists are Sylvia Dorsey and Gray Hawn, both longtime friends of Farrah since UT-Austin; Karen Spelling, childhood friend of Farrah from Corpus Christi and UT-Austin; and Greg Walls, Farrah's nephew and caretaker of her personal archives.
Free and open to the public “UMLAUF After Dark” occurs the first Tuesday of each month, 6-8 p.m., at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, offering visitors a chance to experience the evening environment of the sculpture garden and museum gallery, which currently features the “Mentoring a Muse” exhibition, in addition to monthly themed activities, food and entertainment.
The recently-opened “Mentoring a Muse” is a groundbreaking exploration of the lifelong artistic friendship between Charles Umlauf and his most famous student, Farrah Fawcett. This pioneering exhibition features never-before-seen work made by both artists from the UMLAUF, private collections, and a generous loan from the Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Bequest of Farrah Fawcett. The show runs through August 20 at the UMLAUF, 605 Robert E. Lee Rd., Austin, TX 78704. For more information, go to www.umlaufsculpture.org/upcomng-exhibits.
April 9, 2017 | 10 AM
UMLAUF April 9th Family Day
UMLAUF's April 9th Family Day highlights "Zilker Park 100," a year-long celebration of Zilker Park’s Centennial and will feature Earth Day-related activities and entertainment. The UMLAUF will open at 10 a.m., following the “Zilker 100” opening ceremony on the lawn at the adjacent Zilker Park.
UMLAUF Family Days, held the second Sunday of each month, offers exploration of the UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum collection, art-making and sculpture demos, storytelling, children/family yoga and live music, and are free and open to the public.
This program is supported in part by Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department and by Mo and Richardson Anderson.
April 27, 2017 | 7 PM
UMLAUF Garden Party: Under a Texas Sky
Enjoy an Austin evening at the “UMLAUF Garden Party: Under a Texas Sky,” on Thursday, April 27, 7-9:30 p.m., at the UMLAUF Sculpture Garden and Museum. Garden Party guests stroll UMLAUF’s sculptures encountering offerings from Austin restaurants and complementary wines, dancing to the Nash Hernandez Orchestra, and bidding on live and silent auction items. To purchase tickets, please go to https://umlaufsculpture.ejoinme.org/gardenparty2017.
Garden Party proceeds benefit UMLAUF's exhibitions and education programs, providing direct access to the arts for more than 50,000 visitors annually and free admission and tours to 4,500-plus Central Texas schoolchildren who learn about the artistic legacy of Charles Umlauf through workshops, lectures, Kids Kraft, Camp UMLAUF, and collaborations with other local art and community organizations