Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Open the Art Gallery

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Open the Art Gallery

Blathers' Museum now has an art gallery dedicated to displaying fine art.

Animal Crossing New Horizons' museum is opening up further to incorporate some new high-class exhibits. In this guide, we'll explain everything you need to know about the new art gallery.

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Art Gallery in Animal Crossing New Horizons Explained

The Museum in Animal Crossing just got an update, the headline is an expansive Art Gallery that's been added, allowing players to donate and view paintings, sculptures and antiquities, much in the same way players can do with any bugs, fish or fossils they get hold of. We'll be sure to add new details as soon as we have them, so keep watching this page.

The new Art Gallery can hold whatever masterpieces you find, assuming they're genuine. | Nintendo

How to Get the Art Gallery

To open the Art Gallery in Animal Crossing New Horizons, you will need to find Redd. You can find info on how to do so in this guide. Purchase your first painting from him and donate it to Blathers. The Art Gallery will open the next day. Players will have to build the museum itself, an outline for which we've got here. They'll also need an online connection to download the update itself.

We've been busy plugging away on a bunch more Animal Crossing New Horizons guides. You can find close to 100 guides right here on USG, and if you head to our AC: New Horizons Walkthrough you'll see them all in one handy place. From guides on the different kinds of buildings, to detailed breakdowns of how to catch specific bugs and fish, we've got you covered.

How to Find Art and Paintings to Donate

The most notable thing in the new update is the paintings and art displayed in the gallery, and those sold by Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler, suggesting that at least one way players might satiate Blathers is by purchasing art from Redd and sending it to him. However, recent datamining has confirmed that like in past games, Redd will be selling forgeries, which have small distinctions from the real thing (i.e., the Mona Lisa's hands are crossed right-over-left in the real painting, but left-over-right in the forgery). If this mechanic is carried over in its entirety, forgeries will not be able to be donated to Blathers, meaning that you'll have to study the artwork carefully before you commit to buying it.

It's also possible that there will be other ways to obtain valuable artwork, based on mechanics in past games. These all seem to be likely contenders when it comes to finding art:

  • Occasionally sold from Nook's Cranny.
  • Gifts from villagers
  • May be found from digging up buried items, similar to fossils.

Of course, there's always fine art waiting for you here at USgamer in all our Animal Crossing content. You can enjoy Caty's review of New Horizons here, or read our obituary for tarantula island, may it stay dead forever.

Joel Franey

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