The UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum is the home to the largest collection of American sculptor Charles Umlauf’s work. The Museum and Garden welcome visitors, educators, artists, and friends from all over the world. The UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum exhibits the work of Charles Umlauf and other contemporary sculptors in a natural setting and provides educational experiences that encourage the understanding and appreciation of sculpture.
Charles and his wife Angeline lived on the property adjacent to this Museum, overlooking Barton Springs Road, Zilker Park, and Lady Bird Lake for many decades. In 1985, they gifted their home, his art studio, and 168 sculptures to the City of Austin for public education and enjoyment. Following a successful campaign led by Austin philanthropist Roberta Crenshaw, the Sculpture Garden and mid-century inspired Museum were built and opened to the public in 1991. The Garden design by landscape architect Aan Coleman and the Museum and terrace architecture by Lawrence Speck have won national awards.
Now with a new 100-year private/public operating agreement, the Museum and Garden exemplify the successful partnership between the UMLAUF and the City of Austin. Someday soon, and with your help, the original sculpture garden, along with Charles Umlauf’s studio, the entire 8 acres will be open and accessible to everyone.
Seniors (60+): $3
Students (with valid student ID): $1
Children 12 & under: Free
Active Military & their families: Free
Tours are available Tuesday-Friday from 10 am- 4 pm
For more information or to schedule a tour, contact email@example.com.
- American Horticultural Society: cardholders + 1 guest receive FREE admission
- Texas Association of Museums: 1 FREE admission per card holder
- American Alliance of Museums: 1 FREE admission per card holder
- KMFA Classic Card: 2 for 1 admission
- National Art Reciprocal Museum Program: 1 FREE admission per card holder
Photography is allowed in the Garden. Depending on the current exhibition restrictions, photography may also be allowed in the Museum gallery. Please ask the Museum attendant before taking photos inside the Gallery.
Touching the Sculptures
The outdoor bronze sculptures have been washed and waxed for gentle touching, primarily to benefit our blind and visually impaired guests. Climbing sculptures is strictly prohibited. Touching works inside the Gallery is also prohibited.
Smoking, food, and drink are not permitted in the Garden or Museum. A water fountain is located on the patio.
No dogs are allowed in the Garden, with the exception of service animals.
Young children must be accompanied by an adult.
Please be courteous when using cell phones.