The Zigler Art Museum

The Zigler Art Museum

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.

  • The Zigler Art Museum

    154 North Main Street
    Jennings , LA 70546


    Call Us
    Phone: (337) 824-0114
    Email: museum@ziglerart.org

    Mon: 10am-4pm
    Tue: 10am-4pm
    Wed: 10am-4pm
    Thu: 10am-4pm
    Fri: 10am-4pm
    Sat: 10am-4pm
    Sun: Closed

From the Director's Canvas -

From the Director's Canvas -

Wow! We have been so busy at the museum since my last message. The Smithsonian Institute Exhibit, Water/Ways, was a huge success and we had over 450 visitors during the 6-week period. It was an outstanding exhibit and the response even better than I had hoped. Thank you to the LA Arts and Humanities, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Walton Family Foundation for providing the grant which made this event possible.

If you missed the exhibit by artist, Simone Little, in March, check out pictures on this site and on Facebook. It was beautiful and well attended. Many of Simone's lovely pieces of glasswork are still on sale in our gift shop.

On April 25th, we held our spring fundraiser, Kentucky Derby Fine Wine and Dine. Check out our photos from that evening on the Event section of this website, and you will see that it was a one-of-a-kind event. Everyone had a marvelous time. Highlights of the evening were a horserace and betting booth, live auction, a wonderful dinner with wine pairing, and (of course) beautiful hats and bow ties in the traditional style of the Derby.

The upcoming exhibit beginning on May 13th will be the artwork of a local Jennings artist who now resides in Virginia. Ally Hill does acrylic painting and you may see her work and meet her at a Reception on May 16th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. It is free to the public and all are welcome.

Following this exhibit, we will be focusing on our two Summer Art Camps. Sign up begins now. The camps are June 24-28 and July 15-19. Ages are 6 and up and each camp is $95. Camps are all day for five days and you may call the museum for more information - at 337-824-0114.

During August and September we are honored to be exhibiting the artwork of Kathleen Keller. Her work is outstanding and a must-see. More information on this exhibit will follow.

As you can see, there is always something going on at ZAM and the only thing missing is YOU! Please stop by anytime and I would love to meet you, visit and show you this amazing museum right in the main street of our wonderful community. I love to welcome locals and those visiting from out of town (and out of country).

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