Volunteers clean the scene at Atlanta’s Cyclorama
By BO EMERSON
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Every year a team of volunteers arrives at the Cyclorama, Atlanta’s monumental, in-the-round Civil War painting and diorama, to eat a chicken dinner, take a narrated tour of the painting, then roll their sleeves up and start cleaning.
This year, on a chilly November Saturday, about 30 men and women (and a few children) brought plastic gloves, buckets, hand brooms, feather dusters, vacuum cleaners and “plein air” painting kits to the huge cylindrical gallery where the painting is displayed.