Katherine Alcauskas is collections and exhibitions specialist at the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College. Previously, she worked in the Department of Drawings and Prints of the Museum of Modern Art and the Department of Prints, Drawings and Photographs at the Yale University Art Gallery, where she curated “The Pull of Experiment: Postwar American Printmaking” (2009). She was educated at Wellesley College and Williams College / Clark Art Institute. She was a contributor to MoMA Highlights: 350 Works from the Museum of Modern Art, revised edition (2013).
The disciplines of printmaking and architecture have been bound together nearly since the invention of movable type, when woodcuts were utilized by publishers as a way to illustrate architectural treatises such as the 1511 printing of Vitruvius’s De architectura or Sebastiano Serlio’s General Rules of Architecture (1537). Read More