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
As the holiday season comes to a close and we begin a brand new year at ZAM, I am so excited about the future of our museum. The past five months have been amazing for me as your Director. From our CADA table and art classes to the Fine Wine and Dine Dinner and hosting the guests from France; then culminating in having over 180 visitors during the month of December to see and enjoy the Christmas decorations, Santa and the Children's Workshop, it has been very busy and fun.
Our membership has increased from 31 members to 117 and we are welcoming new "friends" everyday!
I would like to invite you to our next major event -- a special exhibit of William Ousley paintings on loan from Senator Willie Mount. It will be here from January 16-March 16 with a reception to be announced soon.
Please stop by anytime and say hello. We exist because of our members. Thanks and Happy 2017!
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