One wouldn't expect to find a museum of this caliber in a small rural community, but the Zigler doesn’t disappoint. In the winter of 2015, the Zigler Art Museum found a new home in the heart of downtown Jennings. Now located in the recently renovated City Hall building at the end of Main Street, the new location affords visitors easy access to Jennings’ other art attractions. The modern design of the new space showcases the Zigler’s permanent collection to better effect.
The museum’s collection surveys and celebrates the development of visual art in Louisiana. Its objects span several hundred years and range from early folk paintings and native crafts to contemporary paintings and sculptures. Highlights from the collection include several works by John James Audubon, a large collection of work by William Tolliver, and Helen Turner’s Impressionist painting, Morning. The museum exhibits selections from the permanent collection on a continual basis, and hosts visiting exhibitions which highlight diverse artists and mediums.
The Museum, now located at 154 North Main St. in Jennings, is open year-round Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The Museum is closed on Sundays and all major holidays.
Admission to the Museum is free for active members, $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2 for children 6 and up.
154 North Main Street
Jennings , LA 70546
Phone: (337) 824-0114
Wow! Things have been moving at a fast pace here at the Zigler Art Museum! Since the first of the year, with our Membership Drive having come to its close, we are at an all-time high of 168 memberships. This is so exciting and we continue to welcome anyone wanting to join us.
April 20th marked the delightful celebration that was our Spring Fine Wine and Dine Fundraiser! On that Thursday evening, we honored the artwork of Elton Louviere and the Lee J. Monlezun family, for their gracious donation of this artwork to our museum. We were honored to have Mrs. Pat Louviere and her son, Scott, as our special guests. The dinner hosted over 100 guests for a lovely five-course meal with wine pairings and an auction of William Tolliver Lithographs and Giclees following this enjoyable dinner.
Looking forward on our calendar is the artwork of our local school children: Art in Education will be exhibited from May 1st through the end of the month with a reception honoring the young artists on May 11th from 6-8 p.m.
We will be having three Summer Art Camps, beginning with the first on June 12-16 with a reception on June 16th exhibiting the work of students ages 6-16. Camp #2 will be for ages 3-5 on June 26-30 with a reception on June 30th. Camp #3 will be held the week of July 10-14 with reception on July 14th.
Future exhibits include a Lafayette artist who specializes in water color and acrylic painting of the Old South. Ms. Elsa Miriam will have her work exhibited from August 15th through the 31st with a Wine and Cheese Reception on August 24th from 6-8 p.m.
Coming up in the fall – local artist, Frances Naquin, will be exhibiting her multi-media artwork in the gallery from September 2 through the 29th with Reception on September 21st. Watch our website for details on all upcoming events.
We want to thank everyone who is a part of our success, whether as a member or visitor. Please feel free to stop by anytime and say hello
Celia Joe Black, Director
We love our members! Becoming a member of the museum is the easiest way to show your support. Your membership dollars form the base of our operating support and allow us to offer programming to a wider audience.
Your membership tells everyone that the arts are important and worth supporting. Help us to get the word out and join or renew your membership today!
We have a variety of items from local artists including framed prints, jewelry and pottery