Nomad Studio: Green Air

When: Sat., May 21, 1 p.m., Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Thursdays, Fridays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Continues through Aug. 14 2016

For its second installation at the Contemporary, the museum's courtyard will be transformed by 2,000 slices of poplar wood suspended from the trellis in a wave pattern. Individual Tillandsia air plants are attached to each sliver of wood, creating a natural canopy of living green swaying overhead. But while the plants need only light and air to survive, they are susceptible to pollution. The cleaner the air, the healthier the installation -- and the city. Complimentary lemonade will be served in the atrium on the first Saturday of the month through August 6.

Paul Friswold

Price: free admission