TWIN FALLS — City Council will vote Tuesday on whether to purchase a reproduction of Thomas Moran’s 1900 painting “Shoshone Falls on the Snake River.”

The painting was originally intended for a visitor center in eastern Idaho that never came to fruition.

More than 20 authorized reproductions of historic art pieces, including the Shoshone Falls piece, were developed for the center under the supervision of organizations such as the Smithsonian Institution, and the National Park Service, the City Council agenda packet says. The owners of these art reproductions are now seeking permanent placement of the pieces.

City staff has recommended that the Council buy the piece for $7,900 to be displayed in the new City Hall.

The City has $15,987 set aside for the creation or acquisition of public art.

The Council will also approve a guaranteed maximum price for construction of Hansen Street and the sidewalk along the new City Hall and vote on appointments to the Historic Preservation Commission.

There will also be a presentation on building project updates for City Hall and Public Safety Complex.

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