Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum
605 Robert E. Lee
Hours: Tue.-Fri., 10am-4pm; Sat.-Sun., noon-4pm
The legacy of world-renowned artist Charles Umlauf, whose cast pieces have become a part of the cultural fabric of this city. More than 130 pieces are scattered around the grounds of this facility just south of Town Lake and east of Barton Springs, and despite the closeness to a busy thoroughfare, the locale is tranquil, soothing, an easy place to commune with and appreciate Umlauf's dramatic, elongated figures. The perfect in-town getaway for the perpetually frazzled. In addition to the works on permanent display, the museum shows works by other artists, such as Margo Sawyer, the late Jesús Moroles, and the winner of the annual Umlauf Prize for student artists.
Elizabeth McClellan’s performance-based installation “EnchidaLabs” features science and the art of genetic modification, exploring the possibilities of using viral biomes to decorate the skin through a series of videos, brochures, photographs, and human interaction. [Note: We like the sound of this.] Bonus: New works from previous Umlauf prizewinners. Fri., Nov. 11 - Sun., Jan. 29Through Jan. 29. Free.
Check out the collection and warm up with some yoga before story time, sculpture demos, and more artistic endeavors for the whole family. Sun., Sept. 11 - Mon., Dec. 12, noon-4pm, noon-4pm, noon-4pm, noon-4pm. Free.
Upcoming food related events
Virginia B. Wood, April 19, 2012