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UMLAUF Sculputre Garden Overview

UMLAUF Sculputre Garden & Museum exhibits the work of Charles Umlauf and other visual and performing artists in a museum and a garden setting. The UMLAUF provides educational and cultural experiences that encourage the understanding and appreciation of the intersection of nature, sculpture, and the arts. The UMLAUF Sculputre Garden vision is to become the epicenter of Austin's cultural arts scene and of experiential activities available to our community.

The UMLAUF Sculputre Garden will become the arts destination in Austin to learn, play and reflect. Our vision is to make the entire eight-acres accessible and available to the public, connecting Charles Umlauf’s artist studio, the Umlauf family home and property to the existing Museum and Sculpture Garden. We seek to make improvements to the grounds, expand the permanent collection, and broaden our ability for rotating exhibitions and community activities. We will pursue community and other support to prepare for and expand the Museum.

As a culturally rich arts destination, the UMLAUF envisions using its expanded collection and facilities to increase awareness of Charles Umlauf’s impact and influence as an artist, educator and philanthropist, and to honor the Umlauf family’s gift to the community by providing experiences that include art in nature, immersive exhibitions and educational opportunities, health and wellness programs, a venue for gatherings and events, and a peaceful breathing space within the heart of an urban capital city.

In 1944, Charles and Angeline Umlauf purchased a carriage house that became their home at the top of a hill overlooking Barton Springs Road. In 1985, they gifted their home, property, his art studio and 168 sculptures to the City of Austin for public enjoyment and education. Landscape architect Aan Coleman designed the Garden and the internationally recognized architect Lawrence Speck designed the UMLAUF Sculputre Garden’s gallery and terrace that opened in 1991. The Roberta Crenshaw learning center was added to our site in 2001.

Since its founding just over 30 years ago, the UMLAUF Sculputre Garden has been committed to art education in one of the most picturesque settings in Austin. As our collection and grounds have grown, so have our ambitions. The goal is to become one beautiful, approachable and accessible venue with a number of programmatic offerings to support the UMLAUF as a top destination in Austin.

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  • (512) 445-5582
Open hours today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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    10:00 am - 4:15 pm

  • Saturday

    11:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Sunday

    11:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • December 6, 2022 6:33 am local time

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