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
It is fall at the museum and things are extremely busy. We have just completed two very fine exhibits by Elsa Miriam and Frances Naquin and are getting ready for our fall fundraiser, The Fine Wine and Dine. It will be titled, "A Night At The Museum" and held on October 26th. Tickets are available for sale at the museum or by calling 337-368-7777. Grab a Halloween mask and come out and enjoy the fun! In addition to this, the museum will be hosting four photography classes by Noel Marcantel for both beginners and advanced photographers. Call the office for more details. Coming up we will begin preparations for Christmas and completely decorating the gallery. Watch for dates on our Santa's Workshop for the children and a visit from Santa in mid-December. If you haven't been by lately, I encourage you to stop and say hello. I am so proud of the museum and all of the enthusiasm from our members and the general public. I would love to give you a personal tour. May you all have a wonderful holiday season.
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