BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art opened on Saturday 13 July 2002.
The inaugural exhibition, B.OPEN, featured work by:
- Chris Burden;
- Carsten Holler;
- Julian Opie;
- Jaume Plensa;
- Jane & Louise Wilson
and attracted over 35,000 visitors in the first week.
Since then BALTIC has presented over 40 exhibitions and welcomed 2 million visitors.