The Museum is open weekdays from 10am-4pm and Saturdays from 11am-5pm
The Westmont Ridley-Tree 艺术博物馆 seeks to educate students and the larger community about the power and value of the visual arts in our world through physical, critical and spiritual engagement with the creative process and its result.
The first Westmont Art Center, including Reynolds Gallery, was dedicated in 1985. Courses in visual art have been offered at Westmont almost since its creation, but the Art Department was created in 1986. Both the gallery program and the academic department were located in a restored building that was originally a dorm for the Deane School for Boys in the early 20th century. In 2010, the program moved to a new state-of-the-art facility in the center of Westmont’s campus, the 亚当斯视觉艺术中心, and the exhibition program took on the new identity of the Westmont 艺术博物馆.
After a gift of work from Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree, the museum took on the name the Westmont Ridley-Tree 艺术博物馆 as an act of gratitude for her support and generosity.
永远免费入场. Docent tours are available by appointment. We look forward to seeing you in the gallery!
The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum features a variety of exhibitions throughout the year on both the upper and lower level.
Explore our art activities for kids ages 9+!
现在有超过800件物品, the Westmont 永久收藏 is primarily the result of gifts, as well as acquisitions by the college over its 75-year history.
Dedicated in a ceremony on May 6, 2011, 亚当斯视觉艺术中心 is a state-of-the-art new facility that houses Westmont's art department and the Westmont Ridley-Tree 艺术博物馆. Bordered by Voskuyl Library on the north, Porter Theater and Whittier Hall on the south and the formal gardens on the east, 亚当斯中心 brings the visual arts to the very heart of campus. See photos of the dedication and a video of the ceremony, including comments by Westmont Trustee Walter Hansen about the importance of the arts in a liberal arts education.
The long, narrow three-level form of 亚当斯中心 extends from west to east. 有27,972平方英尺，三层, this design provides the classrooms, studios and offices with natural ventilation and lighting. Large window-walls in most of the classrooms open like garage doors, extending studios into indoor/outdoor spaces that make the most of Santa Barbara's temperate climate. The roof of each level of the building is planted with grass, sedums and drought-resistant native plants, helping the building to blend into the environment.
亚当斯中心, along with three other buildings on campus, earned certification as Leadership in Energy and 环境设计 Gold. The LEED designations highlight the sustainable construction and energy-saving systems. For more information about the LEED Gold rating, see the full press release.
Nestled into the hillside between Voskuyl Library and Porter Theater, the three floors of 亚当斯中心 seamlessly blend into their surroundings, and the planted roof increases the impression that each level is the ground floor -- although each also has striking views of the ocean and surrounding hills.
The top floor of 亚当斯中心 is level with the ground floor of Voskuyl Library and consists of two separate pavilions. The east pavilion houses the Westmont Ridley-Tree 艺术博物馆, including the director's office and a conference room.The west pavilion includes the printmaking and painting studios.
The main level holds general use classrooms, including a lecture hall with stadium seating that hosts classes ranging from business to psychology to art history, as well as public lectures and other events. Directly downstairs from the Museum are a student lobby, 员工办公室, 艺术史系办公室, and a secure vault to hold the College's permanent collection of art. Adjacent to the vault is a viewing room, used by scholars and class groups to examine objects from the collection. On the western end of the main floor are dedicated studio classrooms for drawing, 工艺与设计, 还有一个摄影暗室. The main level of 亚当斯中心 shares a patio with Porter Theater.
The ground floor on the western end of the building is level with the bottom of Whittier Hall. It includes a well-equipped computer lab used for graphic design classes, and spacious studios for ceramics and sculpture classes. This level also houses a unique photography room where students can document their work.