The UMLAUF will reopen to the public Tuesday, August 18, 2020 with a limit of 30 visitors at a time. Following health and safety guidelines from state and local officials, we have put into place safeguards and limits to protect both visitors and staff.

Austin Museum Day

September 20, 2020

Happy Museum Day from the UMLAUF Sculpture Garden + Museum! We’re very excited to welcome Austin back into our Sculpture Garden with a day of free (reservable) admission! While our indoor gallery is closed to promote social distancing, our Sculpture Garden will be open from 11-4pm, and visitors can book their free ticket below. Join us as we’ll offer free public guided tours and family tours of up to 10 folks at a time, a pop-up market, and an UMLAUF Postcard drive where we’ll mail a postcard for you!

UAD Studio Sessions: American Dreamer

September 29, 2020

UAD: Studio Sessions is a month-long digital residency for Austin area musicians to connect with the UMLAUF as a site for creative inspiration. Culminating with a live performance, UAD: Studio Sessions merges the visual and aural arts to provide new perspectives on Charles Umlauf and his role in Austin's arts community. Join us September 29th for our first Studio Sessions performance featuring American Dreamer!

From Scratch

September 08, 2020

A month-long webinar series for students exploring sculpture from the ground up! In this afterschool series, classroom pods, homeschoolers, and individual learners will work alongside an UMLAUF Teaching Artist on a monthly theme that integrates traditional 3D art forms with experiments in 21st Century STEAM learning. Along the way, students will also meet Austin-based makers who are specialists within that theme!

True to Form

September 17, 2020

True to Form is a month-long teaching artistry series that explores the work of Charles Umlauf, his experimental and interdisciplinary forms, and his own role as a teaching artist at UT for 40 years.  In this series, we invite four practicing artists into the Garden to reinterpret an UMLAUF work through their own artistic vision and practice, and then reflect on that in an artistic skill building session with patrons. Four artists will unite under the same form or genre each month, but each week the styles and techniques will change from artist to artist, along the way reflecting on the experimentation seen in UMLAUF's own work in his nearly 60 years as an artist and a professor at UT.


The UMLAUF is open! Please pre-purchase admission tickets for a smooth check-in experience; also, you can use your ticket at any time within a year of purchase. Your purchase helps support the UMLAUF - thank you! We implement the highest standards of health and safety protocols approved by the City of Austin. Pre-purchase your admission tickets now!

UMLAUF COVID-19 Emergency Fund

In order to keep fellow Austinites healthy, the UMLAUF followed City of Austin orders to close its gates to the public throughout the Spring and Summer of this year. As of August, staff in each department estimate a loss of over $300,000. We hope you will consider a gift directed toward rebuilding the UMLAUF’s operating funds so we can ensure the future of the museum and celebrate its 30th Anniversary, in 2021. Thank you. Your gift means more now than ever before.

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605 Azie Morton Rd.

Austin, TX 78704


Tuesday - Friday: 10-4

Saturday & Sunday: 11-4

Monday: closed