The mission of the Zigler Art Museum is to be a dynamic museum and cultural center with an emphasis on art education and the development of Louisiana artists.
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 Zigler Art Museum was established with a trust fund set up by Ruth Zigler in 1963 when she donated her home and personal art collection. After adding two additional wings to the home in 1969, the museum opened to the public in 1970. This historic home has housed the museum’s growing art collection and welcomed visitors for the past 45 years.
The museum, now located at 154 N. Main Street in Jennings, is open year-round Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 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.
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154 North Main Street
Jennings , LA 70546
Phone: (337) 824-0114