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
I would like to express my thanks to every single person who attended, worked at, or purchased from the Estate Sale during the second weekend of September. It was hugely successful and will enable our beloved museum to financially survive during this difficult economic time – with every dollar contributed being used wisely and responsibly. In addition to this success, we are grateful that the artwork which has been deaccessioned will continue to bring joy and beauty to many local homes and families.
The efforts and wisdom of our Board of Directors has insured that future generations will enjoy all of the benefits that a cultural center can provide, just as we older folks have had. We can proudly know that Mrs. Zigler’s vision will continue for many years and we thank all of you for your help and support.
Please come by and visit me at the new museum location: 154 N. Main Street in Jennings, Louisiana. It would be my privilege to show you around and my delight to sign you up as a member?
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