March 9, 2017
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.