THE occasional threat of snow does little to discourage tourists from flocking to the nation’s capital in mid-March.
But many museum and park visitors might not know that largely out of sight and out of the weather, pedestrians
may feast their eyes on a trove of art, some produced by young North Carolinians.
Sprawling pedestrian tunnels connect the congressional office buildings to the U.S. Capitol Building, the
Library of Congress, shoe-shines and even a cafeteria. The Cannon Tunnel, built in 1908, is used by Congress, staffers, con-stituents
and tourists alike to go between Cannon Office Building and the Capitol. Men in business suits, heels clacking
on the polished linoleum floor, might fill the metal corridor but it also hosts something a little unusual — a symphony of
artwork — almost 400 framed images of wildlife, self-portraits, landscapes and detailed still life that line the walls.
WBM may 2019