Another Battle for Atlanta … Won?

This week marks the 150th anniversary of the battles around Atlanta (I’ll have something to say about that later). Yesterday, on the 150th anniversary of what is called the Battle of Atlanta, came this announcement concerning the moving of the Atlanta Cyclorama from Grant Park to the Atlanta History Center.

This may put an end to discussion about the ultimate fate of the cyclorama. Indeed, it appears that the new space will offer an opportunity to restore the cyclorama to its original dimensions, including the restoration of panels that had not been part of the Grant Park exhibition.

I’ve been to the cyclorama several times, and it is very impressive. The display at Grant Park was somehow more intimate that the display of the Gettysburg Cyclorama, but then again there was not quite the demand to see it. This seems a fitting way to mark the sesquicentennial of the event it portrays.

(h/t Rob Baker)

2 thoughts on “Another Battle for Atlanta … Won?

  1. wgdavis July 23, 2014 / 12:55 pm

    It would have been nice if they had it done in time for the 150th.

  2. Rob Baker July 23, 2014 / 2:52 pm

    I’ve been to the Atlanta History Center a few times. It is an excellent venue to house the remarkable painting. The museum there is already impressive, the addition of the Cyclorama artifacts will only add to that. I think this is a good move. Although some locals will disagree, the area of Grant Park is dying. Though I like the Cyclorama, I don’t really care much for driving over there. Buckhead is a bit more upscale and growing.

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