Library Displays Gifts From Ridley-Tree

Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree, a well-known Santa Barbara businesswoman, art connoisseur and philanthropist, has donated her extensive art library to Westmont, which totals more than 750 books. Several of the volumes, mostly covering 19th and 20th century art, are being shown in Voskuyl Library. “An Art Connoisseur’s Library: Gifts from Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree” is on display through May 7. The total value of the donated books is unknown, though 469 of the books were appraised at $62,690 according to Mary Logue, Westmont assistant librarian. more

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