How to Hang a Canvas 57" at Center January 05 2015, 0 Comments
- Hang the center of the artwork at 57” above the ground.
- Hanging 57” at center is standard in galleries and museums and it represents the average human eye height.
- “At center” means that the hook will be higher to allow the middle of the art work to be at exactly 57” above the ground.
Steps to Find 57” at Center:
- To find the center measure the piece of art and divide by two
- Then measure the space from the hook on the back of the canvas to the top of the artwork and subtract from the number you found in step 1
- Then add 57” to that number and that is where you should hang your hook on the wall
- The hook should hang around 1/3 from the top of the canvas/print
- When your done hanging use a level to ensure that your art is hanging evenly
For example if you are hanging a 24x30 canvas
24/2 = 12
The hook is 3 inches from the top of the canvas
12 - 3 = 9 + 57” = 66
Your wall hook should be 66” from the floor.