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Art 50L Gallery Viewing Lab

IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE: until further notice, some aspects of the course instructions have changed. Please see the "HOME" page and "ART 50L GALLERY VIEWING LAB INSTRUCTIONS" in Canvas for updated information.

What is this class?
Where to find art
Where to find art lectures and documentary films

What is this class?

  • ART 50L is .5 unit credit course that is a self-paced, independent study lab.
  • ART 50L is a hybrid lab co-requisite, to be taken with a beginning level Art Studio or Art Photography course you are enrolled in.
  • There are no class meetings.
  • All your course work is done independently, on your own time.
  • All your course information is accessed in CANVAS, Cabrillo’s online learning platform.
  • All your course work is submitted in CANVAS.
  • This course must be successfully completed once with a Pass grade.
What kind of work will you do for this course?

For ART 50L, you will view art in online galleries, museums, and other approved art viewing venues, or in person. You will also view online art lectures and/or art related documentary films.

After each viewing, you will create a report by answering a series of questions.

You will do 12 reports total:

  • 2 Lectures and/or Documentary Film Viewing Reports
  • 10 Artwork Viewing Reports

You will turn in your completed reports in CANVAS.

All Fall 2020 Art 50L reports must be submitted on CANVAS by 11:59pm, Saturday, December 12.

Instructions to get started in this course

1. Register:

Need to enroll in ART 50L Gallery Viewing Lab?

Which section should you register for?

  • Note: Enroll in one section of Art 50L only, even if you take two or more art classes in one semester for which ART 50L is the hybrid-requisite.
  • 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 three sections offered in WebAdvisor.
  • Please note: ALL sections are immediately accessible to students from the beginning of the semester. (You can ignore the listed start date in WebAdvisor).

Do you need an add code?

  • No add permissions needed, unless you are a concurrently enrolled high school student. If so, contact instructor for an add permission.

Having problems registering?


2. Go to Canvas and log in.

CANVAS is Cabrillo’s online learning platform where the Art 50L course materials are located.

  • Once you have enrolled in the course you will have access to the Art 50L CANVAS page, but it may take several hours after you register before your CANVAS login access for the course is activated.
  • Use the same login you use for WebAdvisor to log into CANVAS.
  • If you have problems with CANVAS, please see the CANVAS Student Guide.
  • If you still need help, contact the CTC (Computer Technology Center). They are fantastically helpful! :
    • Email:
    • Phone:  831-477-5286 or 831-786-4703
    • Live support is also available via Zoom. Visit the CTC website for a detailed schedule of when they are online.
  • Canvas Hotline after hours help
    • Available anytime after 5pm and on weekends!
    • Phone: 1-877-982-1780
    • Click the "Help" icon on the left-menu for a variety of options

3. Just follow the instructions on the Course HOME page in CANVAS.

  • When you log into CANVAS, and click on the ART 50L box, you will be taken to the Course HOME page.
  • On the HOME page, your instructor has provided all the information you will need to learn how to navigate the course in CANVAS and find all the information you need to do the course work properly.


Have any questions about ART 50L? We are always happy to help!

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Where to find art
Currently, most of the below viewing venues are likely closed
or open with limited hours.

Until further notice, please use the lists of online viewing links provided in Canvas in the "Suggested Exhibitions and Art Viewing Sites" page
and the "Suggested Art Documentaries and Lectures" page

Santa Cruz County

First Friday Art Tour Santa Cruz
A great resource for multiple art exhibits

Arts Council S.C. County Open Studios in October


Cabrillo Gallery
Cabrillo College
Library, Room 1002
Aptos Campus

Carried Away
7564 Soquel Drive

Mulberry Gallery
8050 #E Soquel Drive

S.C. County Bank
7775 Soquel Drive

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

Boulder Creek
Lille Aeske
13160 Hwy 9

Many Hands Gallery
510 Bay Avenue

Mr. Toots Coffeehouse
221 Esplanade

S.C. County Bank
819 Bay Avenue Ste D

White Raven
6253 Hwy 9

Santa Cruz
Artisans Gallery
1368 Pacific Avenue

County Government Center
701 Ocean Street
1st & 5th Floors

Felix Kulpa Gallery
107 Elm Street

Louden Nelson Center
301 Center Street

Lu Lu Carpenters
1545 Pacific Avenue

Michaelangelo Gallery
1111-A River St.

Museum of Art & History
705 Front Street

Radius Gallery
Tannery Arts Center
1050 River Street, Studio #127

R. Blitzer Gallery
2801 Mission Street

Santa Cruz Art League
526 Broadway

S.C. Coffee Roasting Co.
1330 Pacific Avenue

S.C. County Bank
720 Front Street

Santa Cruz Pottery
1642 Mission Street

Santa Cruz Public Libraries

UC Santa Cruz McHenry Library
Steinhart Road, UCSC

Sesnon Gallery
Porter College, UCSC

Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery
Cowell College, UCSC

Scotts Valley

S.C. County Bank
4604 Scotts Valley Dr.


The Bagelry
4763 Soquel Drive

The Ugly Mug
4640 Soquel Drive


Caffe Ella
734 East Lake Avenue

Freedom Branch Library
2021 Freedom Boulevard

Pajaro Valley Arts
37 Sudden Street

S.C. County Bank
595 Auto Center Drive

Sierra Azul Nursery
2660 East Lake Avenue

Watsonville Public Library
275 Main St.


South of Santa Cruz County


Carmel Art Galleries Listing

Carl Cherry Center for the Arts
4th and Guadalupe Carmel

Center For Photographic Art
San Carlos & 9th Street Carmel

Weston Gallery
6th Ave, between Dolores & Lincoln


Monterey Museum of Art
559 Pacific Street

Monterey Peninsula College Art Gallery
Fishnet Rd. on MPC Campus

Museum of Monterey
5 Custom House Plaza

Dali 17
5 Custom House Plaza

Pacific Grove

Pacific Grove Art Center
568 Lighthouse Avenue


Hartnell College Art Gallery
411 Central Ave, Fine Arts Bldg J, Rm 100

San Juan Bautista

Mission Gallery
106 Third Street
San Juan Bautista

Galeria Tonantzin
115 Third Street
San Juan Bautista

Santa Clara County

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

Los Gatos

45 N. Santa Cruz Avenue

Whitney Modern
24 N Santa Cruz Ave., 2nd Floor

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

San Jose

San Jose First Fridays

Anno Domini
366 South First Street

510 South First Street

San Jose Institute of
Contemporary Art

560 South First Street

San Jose Museum of Art
110 S. Market Street

San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles
520 South First Street

Works/San Jose
365 South Market Street

Santa Clara

De Saisset Museum of Art
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real

Triton Museum of Art
1505 Warburton Ave


Montalvo Art Center
15400 Montalvo Road

Bay Area

Palo Alto

Anderson Collection at Stanford University
314 Lomita Drive
Stanford University

Cantor Art Center
Stanford University
Lomita Drive at Museum Way

Pace Palo Alto
229 Hamilton Avenue
*Look for Palo Alto exhibition


Oakland Art Murmur(like First Fridays, but bigger)

Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak Street

San Francisco

SF Art Galleries Listings

Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin St

Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission Street

de Young Museum
Golden Gate Park

Minnesota Street Project
1275 Minnesota St

Museum of the African Diaspora
685 Mission Street (at Third)

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

Pier 24 Photography
The Embarcadero

S.F. Museum of Modern Art
151 Third Street

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Center for the Arts
701 Mission Street

Where to view art lectures and documentary films

Art Lectures Live

UCSC lectures  

San Jose Museum of Art  


San Jose State University  

Also check Monterey Museum of Art, Center For Photographic Art, and NUMU for periodic live lectures

Art Lectures and Films on the Web

ART 21

TED Talks


Art lectures, instructional videos, etc. on YouTube

ART Documentaries on Netflix
Search: All Genres—Special Interest—Art & Design


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