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The UMLAUF Sculpture Garden + Museum’s 22nd annual Garden Party scheduled for April 23 is cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis and ban on gatherings. While we are disappointed that the event cannot take place this year, our greatest priority is the health and safety of all. If you purchased a ticket to Garden Party, please check your email for information regarding your ticket.

In lieu of this year’s Garden Party, we’re hosting Garden Giving, a virtual fundraising campaign that will take place April 23 through May 7. Garden Giving will include many options for how you can support the UMLAUF during this time. See below for details.  


Like so many cultural institutions, our finances have been heavily impacted by mandatory closures during the COVID-19 crisis. Faced with a projected revenue loss of 70% during this time of closure, the UMLAUF needs your support now more than ever. Thank you for helping to ensure the UMLAUF is here to serve our community for years to come!


During Garden Giving April 23 – May 7, you will have the chance to bid on Silent Auction items including artwork, jewelry, experiences and more! The Silent Auction will close at 8 p.m. on May 7.


Now is your chance to add an archival giclée of an original Umlauf drawing to your collection. A highly skilled and visually sensitive draftsman as well as sculptor, Umlauf taught Life Drawing at UT Austin to such students as Luis Jiménez and Bob "Daddy-O" Wade. Of more than 2,000 drawings in the UMLAUF Museum's Collection, we bring you some of our favorites available for purchase.


Being a Sculpture Sponsor comes with many year-long benefits, including having your name next to a sculpture in the Garden of your choosing. Through exclusive access to events with our Museum Director and Curator, private UMLAUF studio tours, and specially designed experiences, our Sculpture Sponsors witness firsthand how their support positively impacts our community, by allowing us to share art and present groundbreaking programming at the UMLAUF.


We are so excited to announce our new art rental program, Borrow-a-Bronze! During Garden Giving you will be able to place bids for the opportunity to have some of Charles Umlauf’s incredible sculptures on display in your business or home for 6 months. 


It's the perfect time to treat yourself to a gift or send one to someone you know that enjoys the UMLAUF! We have prints, paintbrush pencils, Spirit of Flight pins, coloring books and more available for purchase.


While we look forward to welcoming everyone back to the Garden, we are excited to offer our members remote benefits including access to virtual tours and curator talks, discounted prices on special programs, and a 10% discount in the museum shop. For as low as $5 per month, you can support the UMLAUF!

Thank you to our Garden Giving Silent Auction Sponsors!

Hunt Design, Your Daily Docent/Frances Thompson, Katie Robinson Edwards, Lee Edwards, Kathy Smith, Chris Ragland, Rose Schneier, Sarah Story, Minden Ten Eyck, Austin Texas Print Shop, Alex Soldier, Elizabeth Hamilton, Lauren Hill, Letterpress PLAY, John Maverick, Austin Ghost Tours, Pearl Downton, CassandraCollections and Scott Johnson

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