The UMLAUF Sculpture Garden contains 58 sculptures by Charles Umlauf. Umlauf’s sculptures range from haunting expressionism, to detailed neoclassical realism, to lyrical abstraction.
Parallel Flux, by Max Strauss, Ashely Brumit, Chloe Malek, Alex Sandlin, and Miren Urena
NOVEMBER 18, 2020 - MARCH 7, 2021
The UMLAUF and AIA Austin are proud to collaborate once again on the annual exhibition Design Shine. Created to showcase emerging talent in the fields of architecture and design, the 2020 Design Shine jury chose two extraordinary proposals from two local teams, each of which invokes the history and topography of the UMLAUF site. Situated amidst Charles Umlauf's sculptures, the 2020 Design Shine installations will reinvigorate the visitor's experience with captivating, family-friendly sculptural art works.
Alison Saar, Coal Black Blues, 2017, Intaglio on cotton shop rag
©Alison Saar. Courtesy of L.A. Louver, Venice, CA.
Blood, Sweat, and Tears
MARCH 4 - JULY 6, 2021
The UMLAUF Sculpture Garden will host an exhibition curated by Special Guest Curator Bale Creek Allen.
Courtney Egan: Superflora
SEPTEMBER 16, 2021 - JANUARY 10, 2022
Courtney Egan is best known for painstakingly translating photographs she takes of botanical forms into video-based sculptural installations that call into question the distinction between the natural and technological worlds. The central work in the UMLAUF exhibition will be Metaflora, a large interactive video projection. As viewers move along the walls, the floral imagery blossoms and fades, responding to their presence. Superflora will also feature Egan’s Sleepwalkers, a wondrous installation in which a bed of flowers is projected into a real clawfoot bathtub that reminds us of the role of nature as an essential human stimulus for relaxation; and a single video of undulating flowers on the exhibition’s entrance wall.
Luis Jiménez, Mesteno, 1997, fiberglass, Ground For Sculpture, © Estate of Luis Jimenez/Artists Rights Society (ARS), photo: David W. Steele
Luis Jiménez: Retrospective
JANUARY - JUNE 2022
The UMLAUF Sculpture Garden + Museum will organize the first-ever Luis Jiménez retrospective, to open in January 2022. Luis Jiménez (1940-2006) was one of the most visionary, celebrated, and controversial American artists of the 20th century. Famous for his monumental polychrome fiberglass sculptures, he blended Chicano working class sensibilities with acute sociopolitical awareness.