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February 13th, 2017

Farrah Fawcett Exhibit at Umlauf

Make tracks to the Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum to take in art by Farrah Fawcett.

Location

Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum
605 Robert E. Lee Rd
Austin
,
TX
78704
512.445.5582
 
Long before "the Rachel" swept the small screen, there were the feathered fantasy locks of a Texan icon: Farrah. 
 
Commemorate more than just her crowned jewel at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum's Mentoring a Muse, opening tomorrow. The show features works by both Charles Umlauf and his muse and student, the one and only Fawcett, a Corpus native who's better known for roles like "Charlie's Angels" than being a lifelong, passionate sculptor. The starlet bequeathed her never-before-seen pieces - some of which she created when she was studying as an artist at UT Austin in the sixties - to the Blanton, which has lent them to the Umlauf for this special exhibit. Sketches and sculptures of Fawcett by both Fawcett and Umlauf feature her trademark hair - you'll also see handwritten letters on baby blue and pale pink stationery she wrote to Umlauf, her favorite teacher. 
 
It's the mane attraction.

Mentoring a Muse: Charles Umlauf & Farrah Fawcett Opening Reception takes place TOMORROW, Thursday, February 16, from 6 - 8 p.m. The show runs through August 20. 

Photo: Ralph Barrera

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