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Art51L Museum Viewing Lab

IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE: until further notice, some aspects of the course instructions have changed. Please see the "HOME" page and "ART 51L MUSEUM VIEWING LAB INSTRUCTIONS" in Canvas for updated information.

What is this class?
Where to find museums

What is this class?

  • ART 51L is a .5 unit credit course that is a self-paced, independent study lab.
  • ART 51L is a hybrid lab co-requisite, to be taken with an intermediate 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 51L, you will view exhibitions in online museums and/or other approved exhibition venues.

After each viewing, you will create a report, in a template provided to you in CANVAS, by answering a series of questions for each of your 6 viewings.

You will turn in your completed reports template in CANVAS.

All Fall 2020 Art 51L 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 51L Museum Viewing Lab?

Which section should you register for?

  • Note: Enroll in one section of Art 51L only, even if you take two or more art classes in one semester for which ART 51L 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 of the other 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 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 several hours after you register before your CANVAS login access for the course is activated.
  • Log into CANVAS with the same login you use for WebAdvisor.
  • 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 51L 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 51L? We are always happy to help!

Suggested Art 51L Viewing Spaces
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 "Suggested Exhibitions and Museum Viewing Spaces"

Santa Cruz County

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

Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery
Cowell College, UCSC

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

Agricultural History Project
2601 East Lake Ave., Watsonville

Pajaro Valley Historical Association
332 East Beach Street, Watsonville

Pajaro Valley Gallery
37 Sudden Street, Watsonville

South of Santa Cruz County

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

Pacific Grove
Pacific Grove Art Center
568 Lighthouse Avenue
Pacific Grove

Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
165 Forest Avenue
Pacific Grove

Steinbeck Center
One Main Street

Santa Clara County


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

Los Gatos

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

San Jose

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

Santa Clara

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

Palo Alto

Anderson Collection at Stanford
314 Lomita Drive at Museum Way

Cantor Art Center
Stanford University
Lomita Drive at Museum Way

San Francisco

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
706 Mission Street, S.F.
(Currently closed until new location is finished)

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.

Pier 24 (photography)
Free, but you must make an appointment to visit
The Embarcadero, 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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