Did you know there is a truly magical place just a few minutes from your Sur512 apartment? An enchanting place where the sounds of the city fade away, replaced by babbling brooks, singing birds, and leaves rustled by a gentle breeze. The Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum is a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of urban life in Austin.
The Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum is an extraordinary combination of art and nature, and the tranquil setting allows visitors to reflect on the pieces and truly gain an appreciation of the beauty of art. 20th-century American sculptor Charles Umlauf crafted dozens of incredible bronze and stone pieces for the city of Austin, and in 1991 the sculpture garden was created to display these phenomenal works. Umlauf's sculptures represent a wide variety of movements, including expressionism, realism, and abstraction. He used a diverse range of materials such as wood, terracotta, stone, bronze, and alabaster.
The charming garden is a welcoming spot for anyone looking to unwind and slow down. A delightful waterfall is a perfect backdrop for this captivating place and the gently flowing streams enhance the relaxing atmosphere. Visitors can walk along the easily accessible gravel path to explore the sculptures and get a closer look. Each bronze sculpture is polished and waxed so that visitors may explore pieces with their hands. Benches are available for those who simply want to sit and enjoy the scenery.
In addition to the beautiful garden and exquisite museum, there are various events held at Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum throughout the year. Round up the kiddos and enjoy "Family Day" on the second Sunday of each month--you'll all enjoy creating some art of your own, practicing relaxing yoga poses, and listening to live music. Keep your calendar free in April for the captivating "Garden Party" and be sure to stop by in the fall for the "Last Straw Fest".
If you're ever in need of a bit of relaxation, the Umlauf Sculpture Garden is the place to be. Please feel free to contact us to learn more about this and other exciting places to visit near your home in Austin.Back to Blog List