Salon: the collection of Ann Goodridge

Category: Arts - Visual

Event Date:

Thursday, April 19 - June 30, 2018


12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


20 North Gallery
18 N. St. Clair Street
Toledo, OH 43604

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Condessa Croninger




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Event Details:

20 North Gallery presents new exhibition, Salon
Selected works from the private collection of Toledo patron of the arts, the late Ann Goodridge

Toledo, OH—April 20, 2018.         20 North Gallery presents Salon: the collection of Ann Goodridge, an exhibition of selected works from the fine art collection of the late Ann Goodridge, a prominent collector and patron of the arts in Toledo. The show encompasses a variety of media, featuring painting, photography, glass, drawing and sculpture. The exhibit continues through June 30, 2018.

Available for sale in the exhibit is the work of thirty-five artists, many of whom have local connections, or are represented in museum collections throughout the world—or both. The list of distinguished artists includes Leon Applebaum, Edith Franklin,  Adam Grant, Dominick Labino, Philip Hazard, Tom McGlauchlin, Mary Merkel-Hess, Andrei Rabodzeenko, Jack Schmidt, Richard Silver, Therman Statom, Kenneth M. Thompson, Mark Wagar, Kay Weprin and Goodridge’s dear friend, Peggy Grant, Art Director Emerita of 20 North Gallery.

Ann Goodridge (b. 1939 – d. 2016) began her collection in the 1970s with modest purchases of works acquired during her frequent travels, quickly honing her eye as a connoisseur and later embarking on a formal collection of mid-century and contemporary work built through connections she forged in her support of the Toledo Symphony, the Toledo Opera, the Art Tatum Jazz Heritage Society and the Toledo Museum of Art, as well as the professional affiliations she and her husband, Alan, established in their careers in academia and the medical sciences.

Prominent in the collection are vibrant works by Tom McGlauchlin, who was one of the founders of the Studio Glass movement in Toledo in 1962 and a great jazz aficionado. Several of the pieces Goodridge acquired from McGlauchlin are related to the artist’s love of that music and its history in Toledo. Goodridge was also committed to supporting the work of women artists, both local and national. Many of the works in the collection are by local women who have established prominent artistic identities in this region and beyond.

Another substantial component of the Goodridge Collection is the work of Adam Grant, a mid-century painter who survived the Holocaust in Poland before immigrating to the United States in 1950. Adam Grant’s masterful figure paintings contain complex psychological narratives that reference the artist’s experience as a survivor of that epoch.

It was through the purchase of several Adam Grant paintings that Ann Goodridge and Peggy Grant, the artist’s widow and curator, became close friends and collaborators in promoting Adam Grant’s legacy. Goodridge was instrumental in introducing Adam Grant’s work to the Polish Ambassador Adam Kulach, during his posting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where the Goodridges were living in 2007. Through this, Adam Grant’s art became a focal point of the Polish embassy’s commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the start of World War II.

At 20 North Gallery, the exhibition’s title, Salon, is a tribute to Ann Goodridge’s role as a patron of the visual and performing arts in Toledo, by referencing French history’s annual Académie dés Beaux Arts Salon shows of each year’s critically acclaimed artworks, as well as the tradition of salon as a private gathering of people pursuing intellectual and philosophical conversation and entertainment, such as the historic French salons hosted by Madame Récamier in the early 1800s or Gertrude Stein in the 1940s.

20 North Gallery art director Condessa Croninger states, “Ann Goodridge kept the custom of salon in her home every Monday at noon. I was fortunate to be able to attend on occasion with her friend Peggy Grant and enjoy superb live musical performances and thought-provoking conversation on the nature of patronage in the arts, all in the surroundings of her beautiful collection, which formed the context for these gatherings. In the great French salons of history, the conversation was mediated by salonnières, usually women of great culture, charm and intelligence—a perfect descriptor of Ann Goodridge with her dedication to the arts and her friends. 20 North Gallery Art Director Emerita Peggy Grant and I are delighted to have this opportunity to honor Ann’s love for Toledo’s art scene by presenting her extensive collection to the community.”

20 North Gallery and members of the Goodridge family will be welcoming friends and collectors at the free Public Reception for Salon: the collection of Ann Goodridge on Thursday, April 26, from 6 – 9 p.m. The reception will feature a free appetizer buffet and cash bar by Venue.

The online exhibition catalogue for Salon: the collection of Ann Goodridge containing images of the full fine art collection and artist information will be posted to the 20 North Gallery website on April 26:

What:Salon” the collection of Ann Goodridge” art exhibit
Where: 20 North Gallery, 18 N. St. Clair Street, (Downtown) Toledo, Ohio  43604, 419-241-2400

When:   April 19 – June 30, 2018

Gallery Hours
Wednesday – Saturday:
Noon – 4 p.m.
and By Appointment

Free Public Reception — Thursday, April 26, 2018, 6 – 9 p.m.

For More Information Contact: Condessa Croninger (Art Director) or visit

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