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.
Charles and his wife Angeline lived at the top of the hill overlooking Barton Springs Road for many decades. In 1985, they gifted their home, his art studio and 168 sculptures to the City of Austin for both public enjoyment and education. Following a campaign led by Austin arts philanthropist Roberta Crenshaw, the sculpture garden and mid-century inspired museum were built on adjacent property. Both the garden design by landscape architect Aan Coleman and the museum and terrace architecture (1991) by Lawrence Speck have won national awards.
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. Someday soon, and with your help, the original sculpture garden and Umlauf’s studio will be open and accessible to everyone.
Thank you for joining us in this art-filled journey. We invite you to return often to explore, create, and be inspired at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum.
The Umlauf sculpture garden & museum is pleased to be affiliated with the following local, state, and national museum associations. Click on the links below to visit their websites for more information about other museums located throughout Austin, the state of Texas, and the rest of the country.