Nina Spalding Stevens (1876-1959)

From the start his ideal was an art museum which should play a social, civic, educational, aesthetic role in the life of the entire community. Art not for art’s sake but for the sake…..

Excerpt from A Man and A Dream: The Book of George W. Stevens by Nina Spalding Stevens. (from an article from the museum files added at the end of the book, The Wanderer’s Circle by Cornelia Stratton Parker.) See more excerpts about the building of the museum and Edward Drummond Libbey on this website here.)