About the Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum

In 1985, Charles and Angeline Umlauf gave their home, studio, and 168 pieces of Umlauf sculpture to the City of Austin. Six years later, in 1991, a new museum was built on adjoining city property with private funds raised under the leadership of Austin arts patron Roberta Crenshaw.

In a successful partnership between Austin’s private and public sectors, the Friends of the Umlauf Sculpture Garden organization funds, manages, and maintains the Museum while the City’s Parks and Recreation Department maintains the xeriscape garden.

The front desk is staffed primarily by volunteers, who also clean the sculptures and garden. The Friends of the Umlauf Sculpture Garden organization continues to seek out additional funds for the Umlauf Sculpture Garden Endowment, a fund set up within the Austin Community Foundation. The interest generated by this fund helps underwrite the Umlauf Education Programs.

The full range of Charles Umlauf’s incredible work can be seen in both permanent and changing exhibitions inside the museum as well as outside in a wheelchair accessible garden.

For a preview of the garden, watch this beautiful video by KLRU’s Central Texas Gardener:


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.

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