The Cultural Assets of the City of Austin

Austin is a cultural hub with its rich history in the past. If you want to immerse yourself in cultural explorations of this city, there are many places where you can go to. Among them are the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum, the Austin Lyric Opera and the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum – which are all considered cultural assets of Austin city.

The Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum is a combination of outdoor museum and a garden which only focused on the artistic works of Charles Umlauf, an American sculptor. Umlauf was actually from South Haven, Michigan but what made him special to Austin was that he taught for 40 years in the University of Texas school of art. Four years after his retirement as professor emeritus in the university, he donated his home, studio and many works to the city which subsequently became the venue for this cultural site.

The Austin Lyric Opera is an internationally known professional opera company based in Austin, Texas. This opera was founded in 1986 and is fast becoming as a major cultural site for the Central Texas region. This opera runs the Armstrong Community Music School and it also runs big productions for major international artists and directors.

If there’s a cultural asset worth visiting in Austin, it’s the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum. It is one of the 13 presidential libraries run by the National Archives and Records Administration. Its library houses 45 million pages of historical documents while its museum features permanent historical and cultural exhibits.