NOVEMBER 20, 2019 – JAnuary 19, 2020

The UMLAUF Sculpture Garden + Museum is excited to have the inaugural Design Shine exhibition of three major installations by three winning teams will open to the public on November 20, 2019.  For the first-ever collaboration between the UMLAUF and the American Institute of Architecture, Austin, three teams were chosen from proposals by emerging architects, designers, and landscape architects. Each installation in Design Shine engages light and the natural habitat of the UMLAUF Garden.

While each team brings something unique to their project, all are derived from close observation and interpretation of the UMLAUF grounds and history.  You Are Here, designed by Ana Kurzan, Christian Klein, Mari Russ, and Irela Casanova, is an interactive sensory experience based on habitat. For Polaris, Sergey and Stephanie Belov and Scott Saddler will construct a series of familiar, everyday objects in a circular formation as a reflection on the Garden's topography, water levels, binary code and cosmic alignment. The third installation, Lost Casts, created by Alexandra Krippner and Toni Toscano, draws influence from the history of fly fishing in the pond long before the site became the UMLAUF Garden.  Visitors will experience a new version of the UMLAUF space, as these contemporary light-based installations are juxtaposed with Charles Umlauf’s 20th-century bronze sculptures.
















Public Opening* - Opening reception for Design Shine, November 20, 2019 6 – 8 pm

Insights Artist talk* - Artist Panel discussion in January

UMLAUF Torchbearers Members Tour – Private tour of each installation in the outdoor UMLAUF garden space for Torchbearer members (membership is open to all)

Public guided tour  - Docent-led guided tour, free after the price of admission and open to the public  

UMLAUF After Dark – A live evening performance in the Garden on alternating first Tuesdays

Family Day*  – Each first Sunday in December, January, February, and March, the exhibition is free and open to the public with family-oriented activities

*free and open to the public

Interested in hosting a private or corporate event in the Garden after dark during Design Shine? Contact