Animal Crossing: New Horizons: The Museum Art Wing explained

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Nature Day continues in Animal Crossing: New Horizons and today we explore the Museum Art Wing, hosted by the swindler known as Redd.

Welcome to Day 3 (technically four because my art museum took a day to renovate) of my Nature Day coverage in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. You can read all about Day 1 and Day 2 already.

When I started to play today, Isabelle was incredible excited to let me know that the museum has finally opened up its art wing. This is the thing that I’ve been waiting for and it only took me… four days to get to experience it. She also warned me to watch out for someone who’s been reportedly selling fake art.

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On day one , I talked to Blathers who told me he was considering art. On day two, I talked to Redd who told me he was considering selling art who then sold me a painting I then donated to Blathers. Day three was a whole lot of nothing as the museum was closed for renovations while they added the art museum. But now it’s open.

When I explored the museum I was very happy to find it was incredibly vast which meant that this is something more to do in the game. I also noticed how incredibly empty it was. My singular painting seems like a speck of pepper in a snowy landscape. I needed more. Luckily Redd’s ship was in town so I hit it up.

The inside of Redd’s ship was dark and he had four paintings, a bootleg gas can that was key lime green and a melted candle to put on my wall. His ship adds an awesome new feature I genuinely enjoyed. You can now zoom in close to the art to try to spot the fake.

As always, you can only buy one piece of art a day and of the four only one is real. If you buy a fake the museum won’t take it and the Nook’s won’t buy it. You can either display it at home or throw it away.

Luckily, I love researching art cause I’m that nerd. I purchased “Rooster and Hen with Hydrangeas” by acclaimed Japanese artist Ito Jakuchu after spending forever trying to figure out if Sir John Everette Millais’ “Ophelia” was the real deal of not. It was not.

If you’d like information on whether the art is fake, AppTrigger is starting a guide. It’ll grow as we encounter more art.

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Unfortunately, for the instant gratification crowd, you don’t get the painting until the following day so I won’t know for sure until then. Redd hints that this is because he doesn’t want people to find out they got a knock off till after he’s long gone.

Nature Day was a really cool event for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. I definitely wish Leif would have stuck around for more than one day but, the art museum was way cooler than I thought it would be and it was worth the four days of anticipation. I really enjoyed being able to look at the art closely and it’s a wonderful addition to an already excellent game.