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Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum

605 Robert E Lee Rd, Austin, TX 78704-1453
+1 512-445-5582
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Interesting but redundant

You don't get to see many places dedicated to this type of sculpture. There's also a video on his... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2018
stephenfL384WT
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Calabasas
A lovely way to spend a few hours

Unknown to me, Umlauf was a masterful sculpture, former faculty member at University of Texas and... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2018
jaf122
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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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Museum and garden dedicated to the works of American sculptor Charles Umlauf. The garden holds over 40 sculptures, framed by nature. Inside the gallery, rotating exhibits of Umlauf's more obscure pieces and other similar artists are on display. There are everyday activities for children and regular workshops/lectures for art-lovers of all ages.
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605 Robert E Lee Rd, Austin, TX 78704-1453
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+1 512-445-5582
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Reviewed February 16, 2018

You don't get to see many places dedicated to this type of sculpture. There's also a video on his life and how he made the sculptures. Probably 30-40 works of art on premises but there is repetition. Some change mostly by size. Nice area to...More

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Reviewed February 6, 2018

Unknown to me, Umlauf was a masterful sculpture, former faculty member at University of Texas and benefactor of this Garden and Museum. The admission fee in nominal and includes video, garden viewing and indoor museum which clarifies the atists techniques.

Thank jaf122
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Reviewed February 6, 2018 via mobile

Really cool sculptures! The place isn’t ginormous, but i kinda liked that. The staff were really nice. Overall, it’s a pretty cool thing to do.

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Reviewed January 27, 2018

Not expensive to visit at 5 bucks and probably great if you love traditional figurative American art....great for seeing how the artists styles changed and marvellous that umlauf donated his home/garden to the people of Austin but not terribly exciting...and no cafe...boo!

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Reviewed January 6, 2018

My husband and I decided to do something different on a Saturday afternoon and come here. I looked briefly at their website and found out we both could come here for free as we are veterans. Score! Also, they offer other discounts to include seniors,...More

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Reviewed December 21, 2017

Go for a visit to just tour the grounds and see the art. If there's an event in the evening the lights in the sculpture garden along with outdoor music and dancing - seems like only the best restaurants cater these parties.

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Reviewed December 4, 2017

Google map was accurate to take me there. The parking lot in front of the museum is super tiny (10 cars probably), so your best bet would be to look for the parking lot across the street. Once you access the museum, there are a...More

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Reviewed November 29, 2017

Very nice sculpture garden, with nice (not great) sculptures by Charles Umlauf. We attended a small wedding here that was lovely. Great venue!

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Reviewed November 11, 2017

After spending a couple of days in downtown Austin, it was so nice to be in this serene sculpture garden. Beautiful grounds, well maintained. No food or beverages are allowed, but you can purchase bottled water in the visitor’s center. There are restrooms on the...More

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Reviewed October 31, 2017

This was a cute small area to walk and see all the sculptures. It takes maybe 30 minutes to see, but not a lot of parking on the grounds themselves.

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Karen K
January 27, 2018|
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Response from Cobdr | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any dogs in the garden. I expect not.
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Mitch J
January 24, 2017|
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Response from MCW-Austin | Reviewed this property |
There are other places in Austin that might welcome such services, though. The Butterfly Garden and the Zilker Rose Garden, for ex.
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