What are The UMLAUF's hours of operation?
We are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The museum is closed on Mondays. We are located at 605 Azie Morton Road (formerly Robert E. Lee Road) Austin, Texas 78704.
Holiday Closures: Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22; Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, Dec. 24 and 25; New Years Eve and New Years Day, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.
What does UMLAUF stand for?
We are dedicated to the artist Charles Umlauf. Our permanent collection was donated to the City of Austin by Charles Umlauf himself in 1985. We now own close to 200 works of art and 54 are on permanent display in the Garden.
When will the house and studio be open to the public?
Even though the house and studio have been owned by the city since 1985, Angeline Umlauf lived there until she passed away in 2012. Only since then did the conversations and our Master Plan get initiated. It will take a few more years to decide what our expansion looks like, what the studio and house will become, and to raise the proper funds for the renovations.
How many acres? How long to visit the garden?
The Sculpture Garden sits on about 4 acres. There is another 2 acres up the hill where the house and studio live, and another 2 acres on the other side of the parking lot which is not developed yet. The time it takes to walk around the garden depends on the pace of the visitors but we estimate an average of 30-45 minutes.
How does bronze casting work?
Charles Umlauf used an ancient and complex method called Lost Wax.
Can we have photoshoots in the garden?
Photoshoots are allowed during the museum’s open hours only. The fee for bridal, engagement, family, and maternity portraits is $50/hour with a minimum of two hours. For all other commercial photography, please inquire. Set-up may not disturb our visitors’ experience. Arrangements must be made prior to the photoshoot with our Venue & Event Manager by email at email@example.com or by calling 512-445-5582 ext. 102.