“Cyclorama: The Big Picture” Rotunda Film

Client
  • Atlanta History Center
Industry

For most of its existence since 1886, The Battle of Atlanta cyclorama has been shown as an attraction. The Civil War painting originally depicted the battle as a heroic Union victory to engage Northern audiences in Minneapolis where it debuted.

Project Overview

The main challenge AHC faced surrounding The Battle of Atlanta illustration was to address the changing interpretations and presentations of the painting over time.

To help explain that the cyclorama is a subjective interpretation, the team developed a film about the history of the painting and projected it directly onto the canvas in order to create a unique and immersive experience with an unmistakable message: history is never static.

Atlanta History Center

”Cyclorama: The Big Picture” exhibition, Atlanta History Center, Atlanta, GA

Atlanta History Center

”Cyclorama: The Big Picture” exhibition, Atlanta History Center, Atlanta, GA

Atlanta History Center

”Cyclorama: The Big Picture” exhibition, Atlanta History Center, Atlanta, GA

Atlanta History Center

”Cyclorama: The Big Picture” exhibition, Atlanta History Center, Atlanta, GA

Atlanta History Center

”Cyclorama: The Big Picture” exhibition, Atlanta History Center, Atlanta, GA

Atlanta History Center

”Cyclorama: The Big Picture” exhibition, Atlanta History Center, Atlanta, GA

Atlanta History Center

”Cyclorama: The Big Picture” exhibition, Atlanta History Center, Atlanta, GA