How to Hang a 28-Foot-Tall Masterpiece

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How to Hang a 28-Foot-Tall Masterpiece

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A 17th-century painting that towers almost three stories high has the Metropolitan Museum of Art rolling out the red carpet with a handful of scissor lifts and more than 16,000 pounds of sand.

The picture, completed in 1683, is the showstopper of “Cristóbal de Villalpando: Mexican Painter of the Baroque” an 11-painting exhibit opening July 25 in New York.

Even for the Met, which is adept at operations that marry the…

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