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:

  1. To find the center measure the piece of art and divide by two
  2. 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
  3. Then add 57” to that number and that is where you should hang your hook on the wall
  4. The hook should hang around 1/3 from the top of the canvas/print
  5. 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.