The Cleveland Museum of Art has a real snowman from 1990

“Fischli/Weiss: Snowman”

If you’re a person who misses seeing snow in the Winter, you are in luck. The Cleveland Museum of Art has a genuine snowman on display.

On loan to the museum, Snowman is locked away in a six-and-a-half-foot-tall vitrine, with a long extension cord plugged into the wall. The encased snowman is not actually made of snow but is instead a frost-coated copper sculpture filled with water. The box is kept quite humid, and within a few days, condensed water collects on the surface of the statue and freezes, transforming the work into a wintery figure.

Every morning, the display gets a new batch of distilled water, and the snowman’s smile is reshaped. The frosted glass comes courtesy of a fine mist of water spraying inside the tank.
Snowman was the creation of Swiss duo Peter Fischli and David Weiss, and was first conceived in 1990, as a commission for Saarbrücken, Germany.
You can see the modern-day Frosty (and, let’s be honest, take a selfie with it) until September 6th, 2020.