How to Install a Cindy Sherman Mural

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Plans for the Cindy Sherman mural, installed in MoMA's sixth floor lobby. Courtesy the Museum of Modern Art.

The Museum of Modern Art’s massive Cindy Sherman retrospective opens to the public on Sunday and, after attending a press preview this week, we couldn’t recommend it more.

When you walk in, there is a large mural containing some of the most ambitious photographs of Ms. Sherman’s career: huge 18-foot tall images of Ms. Sherman dressed in what look like cheap costume store medieval outfits. The mural, “like wallpaper,” according to the museum, “adheres directly to the surface of the wall.”

To help get you in the Cindy Sherman mood for Sunday, here’s a great time-lapse video of the mural’s installation, posted on MoMA’s web site.