Atlanta Cyclorama to leave building it occupied since 1921

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Cyclorama, the colossal Civil War painting created about 130 years ago, is leaving the building it has occupied since 1921 to move across town.

Cyclorama officials say Tuesday is the last day visitors can see the 15,000-square-foot oil painting in Atlanta’s Grant Park neighborhood.

After the Cyclorama closes Tuesday afternoon, the painting will be prepared for its move across town to a new addition being built at the Atlanta History Center in the city’s Buckhead area.

Last year, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced the move as the city commemorated the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta during the Civil War, which is the subject of the artwork.

The Cyclorama was painted by a group of German artists at the American Panorama Co. in Milwaukee in the mid-1880s.

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