The Leonard J. Hansen Gallery
The Leonard J. Hansen Gallery stands just inside the main entrance in an approximately 25-foot by 20-foot atrium with both natural and artificial light. It is named for Leonard J. Hansen (1920-2003), a long-time Englewood resident, World War II veteran and local realtor with a deep history of community involvement. Mr. Hansen served as a trustee of the Englewood Public Library, helped found the Art Center of Northern New Jersey, and was president of the Community Chest of Englewood. An avid rare book collector, Mr. Hansen bequeathed much of his collection to the Union Theological Seminary and the Morgan Library in New York City. This gallery was built through the generous support of the Friends of the Englewood Library and the Ethel Coe Foundation.
The Art Exhibition Committee of the Englewood Public Library seeks artists and photographers to submit work of interest to the Englewood community for review for future shows in the Hansen Gallery. Some preference will be given to artists who live in Northern New Jersey. At certain times of the year, the library is specially interested in exhibits on specific themes, such as African-American themes in February, women’s issues in March, and Hispanic themes in October.