Curator Led Tours: A History of Architectural Photography
Grades: 6 - 12

Video Description: The Saint Louis Art Museum examines architecture as a photographic focal point over a century and a half in their exhibit, “Architectural Photography from the Collection, 1850–2000.” Eric Lutz, the associate curator for prints, drawings, and photographs at SLAM discusses the trends, themes, and history behind the photographs on display.

Type of Video: Tour*
Unique Video ID: AandA-ArchitecturalPhotography**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • For Discussion: Before viewing the video ask students what they think “architectural photography” is. What do they expect to see?
  • Activity Idea: Have students take architectural photographs in your community and create an exhibition of the work.
  • Activity Idea: Use the video in a cross curricular art and history project. What do the photographs say about different time periods seen and different cultures represented?


*Tours take students to laboratories, studios, workspaces, museums and other diverse “in the field” and community locations related to the area of study.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.