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 -

It's been a hot summer and Super HOT here at ZAM. We have just wrapped up two full sessions of Summer Art and Theatre Camp and had over 80 children in attendance. I'd like to give a special thank you to our teachers and the ZAM staff, as well as the Jeff Davis Arts Council, who partners with us for these programs.

On August 1st, we were thrilled to do a Book Signing for a local member whose family has been a part of our museum for decades. Bill Krielow was here to sign his new book, Once Upon a Time On the Farm. You can still purchase this title in our gift shop. Copies are available for sale for $20.00.

We are honored to have on exhibit now and until October 12th the artwork of Kathryn Keller. It is a beautiful exhibit and the artist will be here on Thursday, August 22nd from 5:00-7:00 p.m. for a Reception. This event, complete with wine and cheese refreshments, is open to the public and free of charge.

We will begin ticket sales for our semi-annual fund raising dinner in September. The fall Fine Wine and Dine will be on October 24, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $125 per person. These evenings are very nice and important to funding the programs here at ZAM.

Moving into November, the museum will begin to ready the gallery for Christmas. We will be offering several special children's art classes and of course, having Santa here for a visit and photo opportunities for families.

Please follow our site for information on the Art Classes we are providing for all ages. They are held in our classroom and the participants enjoy them thoroughly.

As always, I hope you will visit soon and see all of the many beautiful and wonderful things we are so proud of at the Zigler Art Museum.

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