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Atlanta Cyclorama at Atlanta History Center

Call: (404) 814-4000 or visit www.atlantahistorycenter.com

UPDATE: The Battle of Atlanta cyclorama painting was moved to the Atlanta History Center as part of a project announced in 2014. The old Cyclorama building in Grant Park has been remodeled as an event space and became part of the Atlanta Zoo.

At 358 feet long, the Cyclorama claims to be the largest oil painting in the world — and the longest-running art exhibition in U.S. history. The in-the-round battle-scape depicting the 1864 Battle of Atlanta has been on display since 1893 and is housed in a Greek revival-style building next to the zoo. Guided tours every hour on the half hour. The Cyclorama is projected to close at its current location June 30, 2015, in preparation for moving.

Uprising: The Music

Saturday June 6, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
The play tells the story of John Brown's failed raid of Harpers Ferry as well as other prominent themes pre civil war African Americans faced.
Cost: $8-$10

A Philip Randolph: For Jobs and Freedom

Wednesday April 22, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
A film screening. The Documentary is structured around Randolph's efforts during the March on Washington and the strides he took for a more equal society. A lecture will follow the film.
Cost: Free

Rebel: The Story of Madame Loreta Janeta Velazquez

Wednesday March 25, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
The City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs and the Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum will host writer, director and filmmaker Maria Agui Carter as part of the museum’s commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War.
Cost: Free

Race: The Power of an Illusion

Wednesday March 18, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Partnering with Urban Film Review, The Atlanta Cyclorama hosts a series of documentaries covering different themes presented by The Civil Rights Movement. Part two and three of this series explores race and its challenges. After the film, there will be a discussion about the powerful themes in the f...
Cost: Free

Abraham Lincoln, the Anti-Slavery Movement and the Congregational Church

Wednesday February 11, 2015 07:00 pm EST
A lecture by the authors William F. Moore and Jane Ann Moore of Collaborators for Emancipation: Abraham Lincoln and Owen Lovejoy. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.
Cost: Free

Panel About LGBTQ Relationships During Civil War

Saturday October 4, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
The complicated role of LGBTQ people in the military certainly did not begin with Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Using primary documents, letters, and mixed media this program will explore the complex and often misunderstood lives and experiences of same-gender-loving men and women during the Civil War.
Cost: Free

Atlanta Cyclorama Honors Active Military and Veterans

Friday August 29, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Atlanta Cyclorama offers free admission to active military and veterans from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Cost: Free

What Shall We Remember? The Civil War Today

Wednesday August 20, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
The Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum will present a symposium about the relevance of the Civil War today. Panelists will include William A. Link, Michael Shaffer, Hari Jones, Christy S. Coleman, and Kahlil G. Chism.
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Opera Ebony

Saturday August 9, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
The Atlanta Cyclorama presents the story of the Civil War as told by Frederick Douglass (Masud Olufani) set to music of popular and religious tunes, work songs, and Negro spirituals, in a special performance by the international Opera Ebony.
Cost: $8-$10

Black Dispatches: Freedom Under Foot

Monday July 21, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
While men in the Civil War ruled the battle field and political enclaves, Southern women - both black and white - struggled to find their way in an altered social hierarchy and economic reality. Through original music, dance and spoken word, contemporary jazz tap dancer and folklorist Germaine Ingra...
Cost: $8-$10

Cyclorama Family Day

Saturday July 19, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Spend a family day at Cyclorama learning in fun, hands-on ways about the Battle of Atlanta and the Civil War. Civil War educators will teach young people and their families the games and pastimes of the era. Storytellers, face painters, and Civil War re-enactors will keep you entertained and learni...
Cost: Free

Earl Ijames and Carl Russell

Wednesday July 9, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Earl Ijames, curator of African American and Community History at the North Carolina Museum of History, and Carl Russell, president of Crest Entertainment and film director, will preview their inspiring documentary about the history of Civil War-era blacks who, determined to secure their freedom, al...
Cost: Free

Juneteenth Celebration at Atlanta Cyclorama

Thursday June 19, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Atlanta’s Civil War Museum may seem like an odd place to celebrate the end of slavery. But Juneteenth is yet another way in which the city of Atlanta is expanding the Cyclorama’s programming, on the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta, to show how the war’s ripple effect had a far-reach...
Cost: Free

Charles McNair

Wednesday April 9, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
McNair discusses Pickett’s Charge: A Novel, which follows 114-year-old Threadgill Pickett, who believes he is the last surviving Civil War Confederate veteran. Pickett is visited one day in 1964 by the ghost of his long-deceased brother Ben. When Ben tells him that one Union soldier is still alive...
Cost: Free

At the River I Stand

Wednesday April 2, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
At the River I Stand: The 1968 Sanitation Workers Strike and the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King recounts the 1968 two-month drama that transformed a Memphis sanitation strike into a national event. It brought together complex issues rooted in economic and civil rights, African-American incl...
Cost: Free

That Which Survives: Love Lost and Found in the Shadow of War (1861-1865)

Wednesday March 12, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Lecture and Q&A with author Dolen Perkins-Valdez, whose new research focuses on the people, and women in particular, who survived the war, and their efforts to reestablish the ties of love that bound them.
Cost: Free

Wild Women Don't Have the Blues

Wednesday March 5, 2014 07:00 pm EST
This documentary chronicles the lives and times of Ma Rainey and other legendary African-American women who made the Blues a vital part of African-American culture. After the film, historian and educator Nasir Muhammad will lead the audience in a facilitated dialogue.
Cost: Free

Free Admission for Military Personnel

Friday August 30, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
The Cyclorama and Civil War Museum announced the launch of Blue Star Museums. In order to give back to the heroes who serve this country, free admission is offered to all veteran and active duty military personnel, as well as up to five members of their family (a $60 value).
Cost: Free

America's Divided Kingdom: The Jewish Experience of the Civil War

Wednesday August 7, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
Civil War scholarship often overlooks the roles Jews played in efforts to preserve both the Union and the Confederacy. In Jewish Soldiers in Blue and Gray, a first-of-its-kind film by Jonathan Gruber, we learn of the struggles American Jews faced both on the battlefield and at home during this nati...
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High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey From Africa to America - Presented by Jessica B. Harris

Friday July 19, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
Reception and refreshments with Jessica Harris, author of High on the Hog. Harris will trace the history of soul food from its roots in traditional West African foodways, and the swill fed to enslaved Africans during The Middle Passage, to plantation kitchens and haute cuisine restaurants in New Yor...
Cost: $8-$10

Understanding the Civil War: An Interactive Family Program

Friday July 19, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
A family day of fun learning about the Civil War. Storytellers, Civil War reenactors, singers, and dancers will provide entertainment, plus interactive activities are on the program, too.
Cost: $8-$10

Ronald S. Coddington

Wednesday July 10, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
Ronald S. Coddington discussed African American Faces of the Civil War: An Album. Doors will open at 5:45 p.m., reception will be held at 6 p.m., and the program will start at 6:30 p.m. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.
Cost: $8-$10

Dr. Stephen Davis

Wednesday June 26, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
Dr. Stephen Davis discusses What the Yankees Did to Us: Sherman’s Bombardment and Wrecking of Atlanta. Doors will open at 5:45 p.m. so that visitors may come in early and explore the museum. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.
Cost: Free

An Evening with Michael Thurmond

Wednesday June 19, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
Join Cyclorama in welcoming Michael Thurmond for a discussion entitled Freedom: Georgia's Critical Role in the African-American Quest for Equality.""
Cost: Free

Dr. Wendy Hamand Venet

Wednesday June 12, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
Get a rare look at daily life in Atlanta during the Civil War. Dr. Wendy Hamand Venet discusses Sam Richards' Civil War Diary, a chronicle of life in Atlanta from 1824-1910.
Cost: Free

The Campaign for Atlanta: an essay by John Q

Friday May 17, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
Cost:

Big Boi's Big Kidz Foundation Annual Holiday Celebration

Tuesday December 13, 2011 07:00 pm EST
Event is for RSVP list only. RSVP at events at bigkidzfoundation.org
Cost:
130 West Paces Ferry Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 814-4000
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