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
Spring has arrived at the museum! The holidays were wonderful and we have welcomed a special exhibit by William Kalwick and Lajos Markos during Febrauary and continuing through March 16th. The reception in their honor was held on the 22nd of February and was well attended. Please try to come by and preview this marvelous work before the 16th. On April 13th, the museum will host a Meet and Greet with artist, Dennis Perrin. This event is open and free to the public and an opportunity to visit with this amazing artist. Coming in April (on the 26th) will be the Fine Wine and Dine Fundraising Dinner. Tickets are available now at $125 per person. Join us for an evening of cocktails, dinner and wine pairing with each course followed by a live auction. During the month of May we will be exhibiting some gallery favorites and enter the summer with three children's art camps. We are always so happy to have visitors, new and old, and are available for groups and special tours daily. May you and your families experience a glorious spring 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