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Atlanta Cyclorama, {CATEGORY}

Outside the gates of Zoo Atlanta on the grounds of Grant Park stands a stark, white marble structure housing the world's largest oil painting, the Atlanta Cyclorama. Painted in 1885-1886, the Cyclorama is a 365° mural depicting the Battle of Atlanta, which in 1864 helped doom the South's fate during the American Civil War. A collection of artifacts and historical documents rounds out the museum, but the focus is on the one-of-a-kind centerpiece. Guided tours are available daily.

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Address: Grant Park, Cherokee Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA 30315-1440

City: Atlanta

State: Georgia (GA)

Country: United States

Phone 1: +1 404 658 7625

Email: atlcyclorama@atlantaga.gov

Opening hours: Tues-Sat 9am-4:30pm. Sun 12:30-3:30pm. Shows begin every half-hour starting at 9:30am

Exceptionally closed: Closed on Thanksgiving day, Christmas, New Year's Day, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Entrance fee: Admission $8 adults, $7 seniors, $6 children 6-12, free for children 5 and under

Access by bus: Bus 97 to Grant Park

Access by car: Take I-20 E. from downtown to exit 59A

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Atlanta Cyclorama, {CATEGORY}

Though it sounds like something out of Disney World, the Atlanta Cyclorama was created in the 1880s, and the concept - a huge, 360-degree cylindrical painting viewed from a rotating platform - dates back a century earlier. Cycloramas were the rage of 18th- and 19th-century Europe, Russia, Japan, and, later, the United States, depicting subject matter ranging from the splendors of Pompeii to Napoleonic battles. Enhanced by multimedia effects and faux terrain extending 30 feet from the painting into the foreground, they were the forerunners of newsreels, travelogues, and TV war coverage. The one you'll see here - a 42-foot-high cylindrical oil painting, 358 feet in circumference (on about 16,000 sq. ft. of canvas) - depicts the events of the Battle of Atlanta, on July 22, 1864, in meticulous detail. It took 11 Eastern European artists, working in the United States in the studio of William Wehner, 22 months to complete the project. For 21st-century tourists, the concept and story of the Cyclorama are as interesting as the action depicted, and the restoration is incredibly impressive. Though painted on fine Belgian linen in the painstaking style of the 19th-century art academies, the work suffered in moves from city to city, and later (when motion-picture epics made cycloramas passé) from neglect. Well-intentioned but incompetent attempts at restoration caused further damage. In the 1970s, a severe storm waterlogged the painting, causing seemingly irreversible damage. But Mayor Maynard Jackson recognized the historical and artistic importance of the Cyclorama, under his auspices, $11 million was raised for its restoration. It took 2 1/2 years for renowned conservator Gustav Berger and his crew to repair the damaged work, a process that included mending more than 700 rips in the canvas. The fascinating story of the Cyclorama's development and restoration is related in a video near the auditorium entrance. The Cyclorama's central theme is General John B. Hood's desperate attempt to halt General William Tecumseh Sherman's inexorable advance into the city. Comprehensively narrated, and complete with music and sound effects (including galloping horses and cannon fire), it vividly depicts the troop movements and battles on the day that the Confederates lost 8,000 men and the Yankees lost 3,722. A figure highlighted far beyond his historical importance is General John A. Logan of the Federal Army of Tennessee (who commissioned the painting at a cost of $42,000 as a campaign move in his bid for the Union vice presidency). He's shown gloriously galloping into the fray, bravely exposing himself and his men to enemy fire. (The work was originally called Logan's Great Battle). A 14-minute film about the Battle of Atlanta precedes the Cyclorama viewing. The total program lasts about 35 minutes. The building housing the Cyclorama also contains a museum of related artifacts, the most important being the steam locomotive Texas from the 1862 "Great Locomotive Chase". Other exhibits include displays of Civil War arms and artillery, Civil War-themed paintings, portraits of Confederate and Union leaders, "life in camp" artifacts and photographs, and uniforms. You'll need about an hour and a half to see the museum in full if you visit both floors.

Atlanta Cyclorama, {CATEGORY}

Outside the gates of Zoo Atlanta on the grounds of Grant Park stands a stark, white marble structure housing the world's largest oil painting, the Atlanta Cyclorama. Painted in 1885-1886, the Cyclorama is a 365° mural depicting the Battle of Atlanta, which in 1864 helped doom the South's fate during the American Civil War. A collection of artifacts and historical documents rounds out the museum, but the focus is on the one-of-a-kind centerpiece. Guided tours are available daily.

Atlanta Cyclorama, {CATEGORY}

Outside the gates of Zoo Atlanta on the grounds of Grant Park stands a stark, white marble structure housing the world's largest oil painting, the Atlanta Cyclorama. Painted in 1885-1886, the Cyclorama is a 365° mural depicting the Battle of Atlanta, which in 1864 helped doom the South's fate during the American Civil War. A collection of artifacts and historical documents rounds out the museum, but the focus is on the one-of-a-kind centerpiece. Guided tours are available daily.

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