Insights: Sawyer & Speck

Monday, September 22nd, 7-9 PM

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margo sawyer for umlauf website photo reflectA rare opportunity to spend an evening with Architect Lawrence Speck and Artist Margo Sawyer amidst their stunning UMLAUF work. Speck designed our award-winning museum & terrace (1991), while Sawyer created the current site-specific sculptures, REFLECT (2014). Hear about the crucial interaction between art and architecture at the UMLAUF and in the contemporary world.


Insights are free & open to the public. Seating is limited- RSVP recommended.



Wednesday, October 1st, 6:30-8:30pm

logoCRAFT is a series of workshops that explores the craft of both art and beverage. Participants enjoy a private craft beer tasting by a local Austin brewery and tap into their artistic side!

Artist Shalena White shows how to use metal and found objects to create brooches, key chains, and other wearable art. 

$30 for members; $35 for non-members

All supplies and beverages included. Must be 21+ to attend.

Space is limited. Reserve your spot today!




UMLAUF Excursion

Thursday, October 9th, 1-5 pm

Screen Shot 2014-09-22 at 11.15.22 AMJoin us for an UMLAUF Excursion to the Mitchell collection of Charles Umlauf sculptures in a garden designed by Ciel Williams at Star Canyon Ranch.

Bill and Mary Mitchell will open their spectacular home and ranch to UMLAUF members and guests.  More than 30 Umlauf sculptures and drawings are set beautifully within the Mitchells’ art collection that also features a variety of fine sculptures, paintings, and prints.  The Excursion will be led by UMLAUF docents, with remarks from Curator Katie Robinson Edwards, Bill Mitchell, and Landscape Architect Ciel Williams. We will meet at the UMLAUF and travel together to our destination by bus and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and wine at Star Canyon Ranch.

$40 for members; $50 for non-members

Space is limited. Registration required.


Austin Museum Day

2014_07_FD_THOMAS_20Sunday, September 21st, 10-4 PM

Join us for SCULPTFEST during Austin Museum Day presented by Texas Society of Sculptors. Austin Museum Day is a free, city-wide rediscovery of Austin museums held on the penultimate Sunday of the month of September.  It provides the public with afree access to exhibits and activities representing more than 35 Austin cultural institutions!

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Meditation classes // Every Thursday

Thursdays 10-11 am


Clarity. Empowerment. Well-being. Mindfulness is a tool for rediscovering of the body’s own inner intelligence. Relax in the peaceful setting of the UMLAUF. Be present in the moment. No registration required. $10 museum members/ $15 non-members

REFLECT // Margo Sawyer

From May 6- October 19, Sawyer’s sculpture will fill our gallery floor, rest atop the Garden grounds, and nestle into its earth. Collectively titled REFLECT, these works bear witness each day to the passing light and the changing seasons. They also recall seasons of Sawyer’s life and career, adding a retrospective element to the exhibition.