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
The winter season has been unusually warm here in southwest LA and ‘Downright HOT’ at the Zigler Art Museum! We have experienced a high number of visitors and an all-time high membership. Most specifically, our Gift Shop has been remodeled and stocked with lots of affordable, fun items for sale; and we are highlighting the artwork of William Ousley in a special exhibit through March 20th. A reception was held in honor of a local collector of his work, Senator Willie Mount, and attended by over 120 people from all over the area on February 23rd. If you missed it, please stop by for a private tour.
Our gallery is now featuring a unique exhibit of handmade baskets by local artist, Billy White, as well as the artwork of Frances Naquin on our "Quarterly Wall". A Valentine event was held for the children recently where they were able to make Valentines for their friends and family members all day. These local events and activities are part of our mission to bring the museum to the public in a fun and interesting way. We strive to promote local artists and are planning more and more of these opportunities here at ZAM.
Coming in April we will be exhibiting the artwork of Elton Louviere, and will be holding a Fine Wine and Dine Fundraising Dinner in his honor sponsored by the Lee J. Monlezun family. Tickets are $125 each and seating is limited. Please call the museum if you would like to reserve a seat. These fundraising dinners are our most important venues to keep the finances available so we can continue to hold our doors open – providing the education and wonderful programs we have here.
Our Membership Drive is coming to an end, but we would love to add you to our Roll. This way we can have you on our mailing list to inform you of every event as it comes up. You can join for as little as $30 for an individual or $50 for a family – giving you the benefits of free admission throughout the year as well as 10% off in our Gift Shop. Call me or the museum at 337-824-0114 and we will sign you up.
Ready for Spring! Please stop by and say hello anytime. I would love to meet you and visit about our wonderful 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