Flashback to Farrah Fawcett at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum

Lots going on over at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum these days. Right around the corner is the glorious Umlauf Garden Party on April 27.

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Charles Umlauf and Farrah Fawcett working in studio, Austin, 1971. Contributed

Before that, the Tailwaggers neo-gala will be held at the museum to benefit Austin Pets Alive.

RELATED: Revolt against the traditional Austin gala at Tailwaggers.

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Charles Umlauf and Farrah Fawcett with Umlauf’s ‘The Kiss,’ Austin, 1971. Contributed

Now through Aug. 20, the main gallery is populated with “Mentoring a Muse: Charles Umlauf and Farrah Fawcett,” a closer look at the bond between the eponymous sculptor and a prized and loyal student, who went on to Hollywood fame.

Fawcett, Standing Nude, n.d., photo by Maryhelen Murray

‘Farrah Fawcett, Standing Female Figure,’ n.d., bronze, photographed by Maryhelen Murray. Contributed by Blanton Museum of Art

Some of the objects come from the Blanton Museum of Art as part of the Bequest of Farrah Fawcett.

Yet another event on tap: Tuesday, April 4 on the Umlauf Terrace, four panelists will share their memories of Fawcett for a museum event called “Friends of Farrah.”

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Charles Umlauf, ‘Untitled [Farrah, looking right]’, c. 1966, detail, charcoal on paper. Contributed

They include Sylvia Dorsey, Fawcett friend since UT days. She lives in Austin.

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Andy Warhol (attr.), ‘F.F. Eye,’ n.d., ink on folded cloth napkin, photographed by Maryhelen Murray. Contributed by Blanton Museum of Art.

Also expected: Gray Hawn, also a friend of Farrah since the late star’s Austin days.

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Charles Umlauf, ‘Head Study of Farrah,’ 1977, bronze. Contributed

As well as Karen Spelling, childhood friend of Farrah from Corpus Christi and UT/Austin.

Umlauf, Female Head Bookend (open eyes), n.d., photo by Maryhelen Murray

Charles Umlauf, [sculptural head attached to bookend I], n.d., terra cotta, acrylic, photographed by Maryhelen Murray. Contributed by Blanton Museum of Art.

And finally, Greg Walls, Fawcett’s nephew and caretaker of Farrah’s personal archives, who lives in Houston.

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