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The Ultimate How to Hang Art Quiz
by Staff
You'd like to hang your Claude Monet on the same wall as your own pencil-drawn masterpiece. Do you hang them together? Where? And what will it cost? Hang the expense! Take this art-hanging quiz and see if you know all you need to know about this artful task.

How would you rate the importance of hanging placement regarding your artwork?

  • It is more important than the actual artwork.
  • It is less important than the actual artwork.
  • It is as important as the artwork itself.

Why should you hang your artwork only once all the furniture is in place?

  • because this way you can budget the hanging expense accordingly
  • because it gives you a feel of how the artwork fits in to the décor
  • because it gives you time to find more suitable artwork

Before you hang the artwork, how can you get a feel of its placement?

  • by taking photographs of the art and holding them up against the wall where you'd like to hang the art
  • by taping it on the wall with cellotape in the place you would like to hang it
  • by leaning the artwork against the wall or placing it on the ground at the spot you are thinking of hanging it

You have a long hallway and many frames to hang there. What's the best way to handle it?

  • Hang them randomly, to give a natural feel.
  • Hang them in a straight line, making sure that the center of each frame (no matter its height) is at the same level.
  • Hang them in twos, with like-sized frames together.

With your artwork hung in a line on a large expanse of wall, what size frames should you put at both ends?

  • either both short or both tall
  • a tall one at one end and a short one at the other
  • just so they're of the same color tone

If you want to hang two rows of artwork, one under the other, what method will give it uniformity?

  • The frame bottoms of the top row and the frame tops of the bottom row should be aligned horizontally.
  • Both rows should be aligned horizontally from the tops of the frames.
  • Both rows should be aligned horizontally from the bottoms of the frames.

Your family claims that you cannot hang a hodge-podge of frame shapes on the same wall. Are they right?

  • No, they're not. You can hang the frames any way you like and they'll look just fine.
  • Not exactly. As long as you hang them within a set wall space, they can look quite good together.
  • Yes, they are. It is best not to try.

How can you use graph paper to facilitate the decisions regarding how and where to frame artwork?

  • You use it as backing for the artwork, making it easier to decide where to hang them.
  • You use the graph paper to make replicas of your art, then you can arrange replicas till you get the look you want.
  • You wrap each piece of art carefully around the sides, to soften the look before you adopt the final position of the artwork on the wall.

What's the best way to maximize wall space if you have a lot of frames to hang?

  • Start as close as possible to the ceiling and hang the frames, working your way down.
  • Group the frames together, a thumb's width apart.
  • Make sure that the color of the frames matches the wall color.

How do you know where to hammer in the nails for your wall hanging?

  • You use a tape measure to calculate where to place the nail in relation to the pencil marking for the top of the frame.
  • You use a carpenter's level to calculate where to place the nail in relation to the pencil marking for the top of the frame.
  • You use your eye to judge where to place the nail in relation to the pencil marking for the top of the frame.