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Celebrating Ohio winter holidays wouldn't be the same without snow, so what better image to share in December than Yamamoto Shōun's delightful Children Playing: Snowman? Look at these adorable children, rolling snow, blowing on their fingers, and creating their snowman with big eyes and a stick mouth! The baby perched shoulder high dangles a toy, as two others behind him roll a giant ball of snow into shape. The Japanese patterns on their clothing really catch the viewer's eye, as do the expressions on their faces.

The Cleveland Table Fountain: Inventories and Gothic Architecture

Reading Stephen Fliegel's insightful article, 'The Cleveland Table Fountain and Gothic Automata' in the 2002 issue of Cleveland Studies in the History of Art introduced this reader to known evidence of the existence of other fountains in the fourteenth century. What is this evidence? Inventories, especially those famous enough to bear reprinting in not so distant centuries.

Travels with Jeptha

Considered by his contemporaries to be Cleveland's greatest benefactor, Jeptha Homer Wade II (1857–1926), was generous with both his fortune and his time. In addition to providing the land on which the museum was built, he donated 2,855 objects to the collection and gifted monies that continue to fund new acquisitions to this day. An avid collector, when important objects became available, such as the GothicTable Fountain, c.