Cyclorama
Image courtesy of Atlanta History Center

Cyclorama: The Big Picture Opening Weekend

Feb 22 – Feb 23
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Fri, Feb 22
Sat, Feb 23
10am – 5:30pm
Adults$21.50 adv
Seniors/Students$18 adv
Children (4 through 12)$9 adv
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Cyclorama

Description

Cyclorama: The Big Picture is designed to offer a 360-degree perspective of our shared history through the lens of Atlanta’s largest painting.

Opening 127 years to the day since it first debuted in Atlanta, the restored The Battle of Atlanta cyclorama painting is the centerpiece of this multimedia experience. This 132-year-old hand-painted work of art stands 49 feet tall, is longer than a football field, weighs 10,000 pounds, and is only one of two cycloramas in the United States. The 1886 painting was a visual story about the Battle of Atlanta, but over time it has evolved into an artifact with its own fascinating story. Now, the painting’s historical journey is an example of how memory and interpretation can be shaped, or misshaped, by a combination of history, myth, art, entertainment, images, marketing, and cultural context during different eras.

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