More a park than a museum, this is one of the most peaceful places in Austin. “Art framed by nature” is the concept behind this pleasant wooded garden and small studio museum at the edge of Zilker Park, near Barton Springs. In 1985, famed sculptor and former UT professor Charles Umlauf and his wife, Angeline, donated their home, studio, and 168 pieces of sculpture to the city of Austin. Today Umlauf’s whimsical and often oversized art, which ranges in style from realism to abstract expressionism to lyrical abstraction, can be seen in both permanent and changing exhibitions. Locals recall how late in his life, Umlauf often walked these grounds and warmly greeted visitors. Though he used several models, the one you’re likely to recognize is Farrah Fawcett, Umlauf’s most famous UT student.