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Art 51L Museum Viewing Lab

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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 2017 – All Art 51L reports must be submitted on CANVAS by 11:59pm – Saturday, May 13.


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.

Carefully read ALL information and follow ALL instructions found on CANVAS in the “Home” page and “Modules” to receive full credit! 

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 report pdf on CANVAS from the link in “ASSIGNMENTS.”
  • Fill in ALL the answers/information on the pdf after each prompt/question.

3. Turn in the completed reports pdf on CANVAS.

  • When you are ready to submit your pdf of 6 completed reports go back to “ASSIGNMENTS” and upload the full pdf to CANVAS.
  • If you need to resubmit your reports for any reason, just fill in and upload a new report pdf.
  • 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 May 13th - 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.

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

Cabrillo Gallery

Room 1002, Library Building 1000
Telephone: 831.479.6308, Email Beverly Rayner or for general questions Email the Cabrillo Gallery
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday and Tuesday: 7 - 9 p.m.

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

Pajaro Valley Historical Association
332 East Beach Street

Pajaro Valley Gallery
37 Sudden Street

South of Santa Cruz Co.
Monterey Museum of Art
559 Pacific Street

Monterey Museum of Art
720 Via Mirada

Pacific Grove Art Center
568 Lighthouse Avenue
Pacific Grove

Center For Photographic Arts
San Carlos & 9th Street

Carl Cherry Center for the Arts

4th and Guadalupe

Santa Clara County

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

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

Japanese American Museum
535 North Fifth Street
San Jose

Montalvo Art Center
15400 Montalvo Road

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

The Tech Museum
201 South Market Street
San Jose

MACLA Center for Latino Arts
510 South First Street
San Jose


Santa Clara County (con't)

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

Cantor Arts Center

328 Lomita Dr, Stanford

Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum
1660 Park Avenue
San Jose

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

Triton Museum of Art

1505 Warburton Avenue
Santa Clara

The de Saisset Museum
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara

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

Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission Street, S.F.

de Young Museum
Golden Gate Park, 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.

California Academy of Sciences
55 Music Concourse Dr, S.F.

Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin St, S.F.

Alcatraz Island

San Francisco Bay

Beat Museum
540 Broadway, S.F.

California Historical Society
678 Mission Street, S.F.

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

Museum of Craft and Design
2569 Third Street, S.F.

Museo Italo Americano
Fort Mason Center, S.F.

The Mexican Museum
Fort Mason Center, S.F.

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

Cartoon Art Museum
655 Mission St, S.F.

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