UMLAUF Membership

Museum Membership


  • Unlimited free admission for one

  • Two one-time use guest passes to bring a friend

  • Hard copy of each exhibition brochure

  • Quarterly calendar of programs and events

  • Free admission to UMLAUF exhibition opening receptions

  • Free admission to Insights, UMLAUF After Dark, and other select programs

  • Invitation to Members-only tours and exhibition previews

  • Subscription to the UMLAUF Newsletter

  • American Horticultural Society reciprocal benefits

  • Discounted prices on weekly yoga classes in the Garden and other select programs

  • Discounted price on UMLAUF Summer Art Camps

  • 10% discount at Museum Gift Shop




$60 annually / $5 monthly

Entry-level membership provides all benefits listed above including unlimited admission for you and 2 single-use guest passes



$120 annually / $10 monthly

Enjoys all benefits of an Individual Membership plus:

  • Unlimited free admission for two

  • Four one-time use guest passes to bring a friend

  • North American Reciprocal Museum Association benefits






$180 annually / $15 monthly


Enjoys all the benefits of a Dual Membership plus:

  • Unlimited free admission for the entire family

  • Eight one-time use guest passes to bring a friend

  • Free or discounted admission to all family friendly events







$150 annually / $12.50 monthly


Enjoys all the benefits of an Individual Membership plus:

  • Exclusive tours of private collections

  • North American Reciprocal Museum Benefits

  • Private UMLAUF Excursions to artist studios

  • Reception at the home of an UMLAUF Board Member

  • Discounted ticket price for select special events, such as the UMLAUF's annual Garden Party



The UMLAUF Torchbearers


UMLAUF Torchbearers is a Membership level designed for those interested in supporting and being a part of the creative community of Austin. This level enjoys a number of exclusive membership benefits aimed to foster connections between the next generation of arts leaders and advocates, and to bolster exposure to perspectives of those involved in the arts community. These benefits include behind-the-scenes tours of private collections, Museum exhibitions and artists' studios, evening receptions with the Executive Director, reduced price or free access to special events, exclusive INSIGHTS talks, and more.

The UMLAUF Torchbearers are named for Charles Umlauf's sculpture, THE TORCHBEARERS, on permanent view at the University of Texas at Austin campus. A scale model of this work is on view in our Garden. THE TORCHBEARERS display exaggerates muscles that emphasize speed and athleticism as one runner passes the torch to another. Our UMLAUF Torchbearers represent an important community of innovators in the Austin art scene. As both the bearers and receivers of "the arts torch," they are leaders in the next generation of arts advocates. 

PAST TORCHBEARER EVENTS: Cocktails with the Curator: Torchbearers only have an opportunity to join us for a drink at Hotel Ella on April 16 at 5:30pm for an exclusive conversation with UMLAUF’s Curator Katie Robinson Edwards, PhD. Ahead of her Hotel Ella Salon Series talk about her book Midcentury Modern Art in Texas, Katie will give an insider’s scoop about her book writing process and the reception of the final product. Following, please join us in Goodall’s restaurant at Hotel Ella for Katie’s public talk at 6:30pm.


Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Wonderwall Studio: 5-7 p.m. Monday, February 11. Torchbearer Members will have the opportunity to receive a private tour of Austin’s own Wonderwall Studio while enjoying specialty cocktails and light snacks. Behind this beautiful boutique print gallery is an enormous studio where a team of exceptional craftspeople connect with artists to create reproductions on specialty materials including acrylic, metal, and American maple. This is an opportunity to watch trained craftspeople at work and learn about the process of artwork presentation, from cutting, sanding, and printing to the final assembly.


Private Tour of Charles Umlauf's Home & Studio: 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, January 29. Join us for an exclusive tour of Charles Umlauf’s private home and studio, which is not yet open to the public, with Curator Katie Robinson Edwards. Torchbearer members will enjoy wine and cheese on the patio, and a tour of the home, studio, and garden. Guests will receive the insider’s scoop on the Umlauf’s life, art, and family, peppered with interesting anecdotes.  

Torchbearer Member Evening at the Galleries: Join us for a fun evening of VIP tours of local galleries including Wally Workman, remarks by gallerists, unique art, light bites and complimentary wine and cocktails at Billy Reid. Thursday, July 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Special Pricing

We do offer special membership pricing for seniors, students, and military. Contact to purchase. Our goal is to make our offerings accessible to everyone, so if you have special circumstances to consider, do let us know.

Gift Membership

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Visionary Giving

With an elevated level of support comes an unmatched Museum experience. Through exclusive access to Museum director and curator, private UMLAUF studio tours, and specially designed events, our Sculpture Sponsors witness firsthand how their support positively impacts the art, the people, and the programs of the UMLAUF. Opportunities start at $1,000. Contact us at | 512.445.5582.