Where is Atlanta History Center?
Since February 22, 2019, the Atlanta History Center in Georgia’s capital has been offering Cyclorama a new home. The 15 x 109 Meter oil painting shows the Battle of Atlanta, fought in 1864 during the American Civil War.
In 1885, 17 German artists in Wisconsin began to create the painting and later received reinforcements from Theodore Davis, who had seen the battle with his own eyes. His knowledge was fundamental to the accuracy of the painting, which was completed in 1886. After extensive restoration, it can now be admired in its original state – for the first time in 100 years. A comprehensive exhibition of artefacts, historical and moving images puts the painting in its historical context.
It is one of only two Cycloramas in the USA. Visitors look at the painting in the 360 degree Panorama, because they are on a platform in the middle of the huge Cyclorama, and thus have the feeling of being in the middle of the action. A visit to the Cyclorama is included in the ticket price for the Atlanta History Center.
Address: 130 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305
Tickets: $9–22 · atlantahistorycenter.com
Phone: (404) 814-4000
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