How to Unlock Art Wing in Animal Crossing New Horizons

Redd is finally traveling around in Animal Crossing New Horizons and he has some interesting art to sell. However, you need someplace to display that art which is why in this guide, we will show you How to Unlock Art Wing in Animal Crossing New Horizons.

How to Unlock Art Wing in Animal Crossing New Horizons

Building your island’s very own art exhibit can take some time. When you enter the game after the update, at this point you will meet Leif. Advance another day and Isabella will tell you a shady new character roaming about. This one is our guy.

In case Redd does not appear, make sure you have donated 60 different bugs, fish, or fossils to the Museum. After this, wait another day.

Proceed to look for him outside of the main village. Find and talk to him, he’s a bit of a shady guy so will try to sell you a piece of art for a ridiculously high amount of money.

Just keep talking and persuading him until he drops his price and then buy the work of art from him.

From now on Redd’s boat will also appear, but you won’t be able to actually enter it until you speak to him again. You can periodically come to buy artwork from Redd.

When will Redd Appear in ACNH?

Each week, five random special visitors that can visit on weekdays are selected to appear during that week on your island. These include Redd, Gulliver, Saharah, Leif, Kicks, Flick, and more.

If Redd isn’t selected in this set of five weekday visitors during one week, then he’s guaranteed to appear during the next week.

This should ensure you spot him at least once every two weeks, if not more often

Displaying the Artworks
Now there are two options if you want to display the artwork. The first involves you hoarding all the art you find to display in your house, adding another touch to your lavish lifestyle in Animal Crossing.

The second option is to Open an Art gallery at the Museum.

How to open an Art Gallery

To open an art gallery wing in Animal Crossing New Horizons you have to upgrade the museum. You can do this by buying a painting from Redd and donating it to Blathers. Once you’ve done this, the museum’s art exhibit wing will be opened the next morning.

Now you have to be careful as Redd might try to sell you fake artworks too, just compare his one to the original to be sure.

Redd will visit your island on random occasions so be on the lookout for his boat. Once you make a purchase, the item will take a day to reach you.

Check for it in your mailbox and then you can decide whether to display it in your home or in the museum.

How to Find Art and Paintings

For finding Art and Paintings and donating it to the museum you have to buy them from Redd. Even though most of the characters of Animal Crossing New Horizon are friendly and honest, Redd, however, may not be so honest.

As we know Redd will also try to sell some Fake Paintings as well. Fake ones and the real ones have a small difference so you have to be careful. So, we have created a complete list of Fake Paintings and Real Art so you don’t get fooled.

We here will help you tell apart the real art from the fake ones in ACNH.

  • Academic Painting: The fake version has a stain on the top right, whereas the real one is clean.
  • Amazing Painting: In the real version, the red beard guy in the center has a hat, which is missing in the fake version of the painting. Make sure you check that everyone is wearing a hat in the painting.
  • Basic Painting: The hair on the forehead of the boy can be used to tell apart the real from fake. In the real version, the forehead is not completely covered by hair, but has space on both sides.
  • Calm Painting: This painting does not have a fake version. As the name suggests, you can calmly purchase the Calm Painting.
  • Common Painting: This one also does not have a fake version so it’s safe to purchase.
  • Detailed Painting: The real version of the Detailed Painting has blue flowers, whereas the fake one has purple. Also, there is a pendulum like drawing along the left border of the real one.
  • Dynamic Painting: This one also has no fake version and can be safely purchased.
  • Famous Painting: The Famous Painting’s fake version has incorrectly drawn eyebrows, which are upwards and resting far above the eyes. This one will be easy.
  • Flower Painting: This one also has no fake version and can be safely purchased.
  • Glowing Painting: This one also has no fake version and can be safely purchased.
  • Graceful Painting: the fake version of Graceful Painting has two variants. In one variant the woman is larger than she’s supposed to be and missing a white tag in her hair. The other one has her facing the wrong direction.
  • Jolly Painting: To make sure of the real piece, look for a weed or bud like plant coming out from the straw in the bottom right. This is absent in the fake version.
  • Moody Painting: This one also has no fake version and can be safely purchased.
  • Moving Painting: The fake version of the painting is missing trees from behind the woman on the right (one holding the red cloth). the trees are present in the real version.
  • Mysterious Painting: This one also has no fake version and can be safely purchased.
  • Nice Painting: This one also has no fake version and can be safely purchased.
  • Perfect Painting: This one also has no fake version and can be safely purchased.
  • Proper Painting: This one also has no fake version and can be safely purchased.
  • Quaint Painting: The real version has less water pouring out of the jug, whereas the fake version has far more water than the original.
  • Scary Painting: The main difference in the real and fake is that the eyebrows of the real painting are downwards depicting an angry expression, whereas the eyebrows of the fake are upwards, depicting a scared expression. Sometimes, the mouth may be shaped to a smile as well.
  • Scenic Painting: The real version has two men traveling together whereas the fake one shows only one man in the scene.
  • Serene Painting: The real version of the painting has a white colored animal, whereas the animal is gray and of a darker shade in the fake version.
  • Sinking Painting: This one also has no fake version and can be safely purchased.
  • Solemn Painting: The real version shows the man in the back resting his hand against the door, whereas in the fake version, he is holding his hand out as if waving.
  • Twinkling Painting: This one also has no fake version and can be safely purchased.
  • Warm Painting: This one also has no fake version and can be safely purchased.
  • Wild Painting (Left Half): The creature in the painting is colored green in the fake version, whereas its color is white in the original.
  • Wild Painting (Right Half): The creature in the picture is white in the fake version, whereas it is green in the real version of the painting.
  • Wishful Painting: The fake version changes the shape of the woman’s earrings to star shaped. Also, some fake versions may have the woman with her eyes closed.
  • Worthy Painting: This one also has no fake version and can be safely purchased.

Art

  • Ancient Statue: The real version has no antennas on the head whereas these are present in the fake version.
  • Beautiful Statue: The statue in the fake version has a necklace around the neck, which is absent in the real one.
  • Familiar Statue: This one also has no fake version and can be safely purchased.
  • Gallant Statue: The fake version of the statue is carrying a book in the left arm, not present in the real version.
  • Great Statue: This one also has no fake version and can be safely purchased.
  • Informative Statue: The stone on the real statue is black whereas the stone on the real statue in colored blue.
  • Motherly Statue: In the real version, the mouth of the wolf is closed. In the fake version, a tongue hangs out of the wolf’s mouth.
  • Mystic Statue: The fake version has large earrings hanging off the woman’s ears.
  • Robust Statue: The fake version of the statue shows the man wearing a wrist watch on the raised arm.
  • Rock-Head Statue: The lips of the statue are shaped as a smile on the fake version.
  • Tremendous Statue: The real version is an empty container, whereas the fake version has an extra lid on the top.
  • Valiant Statue: Look at the legs of the statue. The real version has the right leg stepping forwards, whereas the left leg is stepping forward in the fake version
  • Warrior Statue: The fake version has the statue warrior leaning on a shovel, but the real version is leaning on nothing.

Just for a recap, following items are always Legit and can be purchased without concern:

  • Moody Painting
  • Calm Painting
  • Common Painting
  • Flowery Painting
  • Glowing Painting
  • Mysterious Painting
  • Twinkling Painting
  • Nice Painting
  • Dynamic Painting
  • Perfect Painting
  • Sinking Painting
  • Warm Painting
  • Worthy Painting
  • Proper Painting
  • Familiar Statue
  • Great Statue

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