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Need to enroll in ART 51L Museum Viewing Lab?
Enroll through WebAdvisor. The first section of this course is closed for registration on the first day of the semester. After the semester has begun, just sign up for any one of the other sections* offered in WebAdvisor. No Add Codes needed!
*ALL sections are immediately accessible to students on CANVAS from the beginning of the semester, no matter which section you sign up for (you can ignore the listed start date in WebAdvisor).

CANVAS is an online program where the Art 51L course materials are located. Once you have enrolled in the course you will have access to the Art 51L CANVAS page, but it may take up to 24 hours after you register before your CANVAS account is activated.

If you have not already created a login password for Cabrillo computers/IT this semester, then set it up when you get to CANVAS by clicking on “Activate/Reset Password.” Fill in your student information and create a password. It’s EASY!
If you have problems with CANVAS, please contact the TLC (Teaching and Learning Center). They are fantastically helpful! Here is their contact info:

    • Phone: 831-477-3241
    • Email:
      *Helpdesk hours are Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

Spring 2018 – All Art 51L reports must be submitted on CANVAS by 11:59pm – Saturday, May 19.


This .5 unit credit course is a self-paced, independent study lab, and all the work is done on your own time. There are no class meetings. All your course work is accessed and submitted online on CANVAS.

  • ART 51L is a co-requisite (meaning it is taken at the same time as another (intermediate level) Art Studio, Art Photography, or Art History course you are enrolled in).
  • Note: Enroll in one section of Art 51L only, even if you take two or more intermediate level art classes.
  • Grading is Pass/No-Pass (P/NP).
  • This course must be successfully completed once with a Pass grade.

You will view exhibitions at museums and/or other approved exhibition venues, then write reports on them based on a series of questions/prompts. (*please be sure to see details on next page or in CANVAS in “WHAT WORKS”/”WHAT DOESN’T WORK” to know what qualifies for viewings.)

1. View, in person, 6 different exhibitions at museums and/or other approved exhibition venues.

2. Create your reports from the pdf provided on CANVAS

  • Find and download the reports template on CANVAS from “Semester Assignment: Museum Viewing Reports.”
  • Fill in ALL the answers/information on the reports template after each prompt/question.

3. Turn in the completed reports on CANVAS.

  • When you are ready to submit your reports template of 6 completed reports go back to from “Semester Assignment: Museum Viewing Reports” and upload the full reports template to CANVAS.
  • If you need to resubmit your reports for any reason, just fill in and upload a new reports template.
  • You can turn in your work at any time up until the due date.
  • ALL ART 50L REPORTS MUST BE SUBMITTED ON CANVAS NO LATER THAN 11:59pm Saturday, December 9th - Reports cannot be submitted after this time.
  • *** KEEP A COPY OF YOUR REPORTS. You may need it if any issues come up about your course work.


1. View exhibitions at the following places:

  • Museums: Art, Historical, Anthropological, Scientific (ask instructor if uncertain)
  • Cabrillo Gallery
  • "Museum Equivalent" spaces approved for this course are found on the Suggested ART 51L Museum Viewing Spaces list in "Modules"
  • Out-of-town museums are usually fine (ask instructor if you are not sure if it qualifies)

2. To gather information for your reports use:

  • Docent led tours – A docent is someone that leads a scheduled tour of an exhibition
  • Exhibition wall text and statements – All museum exhibitions and many galleries will have an educational wall statement
  • Audio tour – Audio tours are often available for larger exhibitions, not always included in the entry fee

3. Each report should be on a single exhibition
4. Limit 2 exhibitions per museum or other approved viewing space
5. Focus on 3 objects and/or artworks in each exhibition (see report questions for specifics)
6. Exhibition Viewings should always be done in person during the semester you are enrolled.

  • NO incomplete reports – answer all the questions completely in order to receive full credit
  • NO websites or online museums
  • Although you may do Museum viewings with another student, you may not write your reports with another student. All work must be your own.


•  Can I email my reports to the gallery?
No, all reports must be submitted online through Canvas.

•  If I receive a NP (No Pass), what can I do?
If you would like to find out why you received a NP and find out what work would be necessary in order to receive a grade change (if possible), please contact the instructor.

Complete instructions and all class materials may be found on CANVAS. Carefully read ALL information and follow ALL instructions found on CANVAS in the “Home” page and in the “Modules” to receive full credit!

If you have any questions concerning your Art 51L Gallery Viewing Lab, please contact us:

• Emails regarding Art 50L: Beverly Rayner, Instructor –
• Visit our website page for this course:
• Visit Cabrillo Gallery: 6500 Soquel Drive, Library Room 1002, Aptos, CA 95003
• Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday and Tuesday: 7 - 9 p.m.

• Gallery Telephone: 831.479.6308 (talk to Beverly or Rose)

Suggested ART 51L Art Viewing Spaces
Please note: Most museums have an entry fee and often have a student discount –
Have your Cabrillo Student I.D. available. Some museums have "Free" days –
Check their websites for availablity!

Santa Cruz Co.

Aptos History Museum
7605-B Old Dominion Court

Cabrillo Gallery
Cabrillo College
Library, Room 1002
Aptos Campus

Ben Lomond
S. C. Mountains Art Center
9341 Mill Street

Boulder Creek
San Lorenzo Valley Museum
12547 Highway 9

Capitola Historical Museum
410 Capitola Avenue

Santa Cruz
Museum of Art & History
705 Front Street

Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
1305 East Cliff Drive

Sesnon Gallery
Porter College, UCSC

Seymour Marine Discovery Center
100 McAllister Way

Pajaro Valley Historical Association
332 East Beach Street

Pajaro Valley Gallery
37 Sudden Street

South of Santa Cruz Co.

Carl Cherry Center for the Arts

4th and Guadalupe, Carmel

Center For Photographic Arts
San Carlos & 9th Street

Monterey Museum of Art
559 Pacific Street

Monterey Museum of Art
720 Via Mirada

Pacific Grove
Pacific Grove Art Center
568 Lighthouse Avenue
Pacific Grove

Steinbeck Center
One Main Street

Santa Clara County


Euphrat Museum – De Anza College
21250 Stevens Creek Boulevard
Cupertino, CA


NUMU – New Museum Los Gatos
106 E. Main Street, Los Gatos, CA


Anderson Collection at Stanford  
314 Lomita Drive at Museum Way

Cantor Art Center
Stanford University
Lomita Drive at Museum Way


Japanese American Museum
535 North Fifth Street, San Jose

MACLA Center for Latino Arts
510 South First Street, San Jose

Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum
1660 Park Avenue, San Jose

San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
560 South First Street, San Jose

San Jose Museum of Art
110 S. Market Street, San Jose

S.J. Museum of Quilts & Textiles
520 S. First Street, San Jose

The Tech Museum
201 South Market Street, San Jose


The de Saisset Museum
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara

Triton Museum of Art
1505 Warburton Avenue
Santa Clara


Montalvo Art Center
15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga


Bay Area Counties

UC Berkeley Art Museum
2626 Bancroft Way, Berkeley


Mills College Art Museum
5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland

Oakland Museum of California

1000 Oak St, Oakland


Anderson Collection at Stanford
314 Lomita Drive at Museum Way

Cantor Art Center
Stanford University
Lomita Drive at Museum Way


Alcatraz Island

San Francisco Bay

Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin St, S.F.

Beat Museum
540 Broadway, S.F.

California Academy of Sciences
55 Music Concourse Dr, S.F.
California Historical Society
678 Mission Street, S.F.

Cartoon Art Museum
655 Mission St, S.F.

Chinese Historical Society Museum
965 Clay Street, San Francisco

Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission Street, S.F.

de Young Museum
Golden Gate Park, S.F.

GLBT History Museum
4127 18th St, S.F.

The Mexican Museum
Fort Mason Center, S.F.

Museo Italo Americano
Fort Mason Center, S.F.

Museum of Craft and Design

2569 Third Street, S.F.

Museum of the African Diaspora
685 Mission St, S.F.

Palace of the Legion of Honor
Lincoln Park -100 34th Ave, S.F.

S.F. Museum of Modern Art

151 Third Street, S.F.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission Street, S.F.

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