Jun 4 - Jul 31, 2022


Newport Visual Arts Center

777 NW Beach Drive, Newport, OR 97365



In Francisca Lauren Carrera’s upcoming solo exhibition Museo du Profundo Mundo: The Carrera Expedition the Runyan Gallery will be transformed into an immersive environment, evoking the reverence and wonder of the museum-going experience. Through use of large and small-scale dioramas, “specimens,” “renderings” and the “scientific” presentation of assemblage, Carrera examines our individual and collective past, present, and future, and our relationship with the natural world. Carrera’s “Expedition” is visually captivating, sometimes humorous, and always engaging.


Carrera is a Portland-based artist whose science and art-based installations have shown at the San Diego Museum of Art, the Oceanside Museum of Art, Grossmont College, and the Museum of Monterey, Blackfish Gallery, Pdx and Building Five, Portland. The Carrera Expedition is a mid-career retrospective of the works of Lauren Carrera and is supported by a grant from The Ford Family Foundation.


The Newport Visual Arts Center adheres to all health and safety protocols provided by the Governor’s Office as well as the City of Newport. All visitors to the VAC are recommended, though not required, to wear proper masks.

The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts manages the Newport Visual Arts Center and the Newport Performing Arts Center, and serves as the regional arts council for Oregon’s seven coastal counties.

The Nuclear Family:
Solving For Unknown Quantities:
The Study: 
Cerulean Blue:
The Aviary:
Natural Selection:

Newport Visual Arts Center

777 NW Beach Drive, Newport, OR 97365 - Get Directions