An Evening with the Painting
1195 Baltimore Pike,
Gettysburg, PA 17325
- Dates: 10/21/2023
- Location: Museum & Visitors Center at Gettysburg National Military Park
- Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Join the Gettysburg Foundation on the Cyclorama platform for an exclusive after-hours, close-up look at the iconic Gettysburg Cyclorama painting. Enjoy additional time on the viewing platform to observe in full light the remarkable close-up details and distant battle scenes of the painting. Journey under the diorama to see how the illusion comes to life. There will be time for a question and answer session. Licensed Battlefield Guide, author and historian Chris Brenneman is your host for the behind-the-scenes program.
Limited to 40 attendees, the presentation offers guests approximately two hours of programming. The program begins in the Ford Motor Company Fund Education Center and continues on the Cyclorama platform.
Painted in the 1880s by French artist Paul Philippoteaux and a team of artists, the Gettysburg Cyclorama is an immense piece measuring 42 feet high and 377 feet long, making the Cyclorama one of the largest free-standing paintings in North America. The painting is a rendition of the famous "Pickett's Charge" on the third day of the Battle of Gettysburg. Suspended in-the-round from the ceiling, this massive work of art creates a spectacular 360-degree, three-dimensional illusion when viewed from the platform.