The 2010 Biennial of the Americas was an international event celebrating the culture, ideas, and people of the Americas, hosted by the City of Denver. Throughout the month of July, Denver welcomed national and international visitors to a cross-cultural experience that bridged the artistic, intellectual, and political spheres of the Americas.Through the comprehensive coordination of art exhibitions, cultural programming, and conversational roundtables, the Biennial brought together established and emerging leaders in the arts, culture, sciences, politics, economics and technology communities, and facilitated the development of a unified vision for the future of the Americas.

McNichols at Civic Center Park- The Biennial’s Central Exhibition


The Nature of Things, a thought provoking, concept-driven art exhibit featured 24 artists from countries throughout North, Central and South America. Encompassing the overarching themes of the Biennial­ innovation, sustainability, community and the arts- the exhibit included free standing and wall hanging pieces, live performances and a speaker’s series.

The Americas Roundtable and Summits

Bringing together world leaders, dignitaries and industry experts from the private and public sector, the dialogue and idea exchanges had the goal of identifying common challenges and joint opportunities, and promoted a shared vision for a more cohesive hemisphere.

Cultural Program Partners

Over forty of Denver’s most notable cultural institutions hosted special Biennial events and exhibits to celebrate and honor the Americas. From concerts, art walks and plays, to museums, films and gallery exhibits, the Biennial offered something to do every day of the month of July.