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This is a list of paintings and sculptures found in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) for Nintendo Switch. Read on to learn how to buy art, what to do with art, and how to spot fake art.

How to Buy Art

Buy from Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler

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The only place to buy art is at Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler. Aside from art, Redd also has furniture for sale.

Check out our guide on how to unlock Redd and where he can be found on your island.
Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler | How to Spot Fake Art

Watch out for fake art!

Spotting Fake Art is an Artform

Redd has a knack for selling fake artーimposter versions of famous art. While it can be hard to know if you aren't familiar with art, these fakes can always be spotted to have some difference from the original.

If purchased, fake art cannot be donated to the museum, and they will also sell for a very low price, so take caution when buying art!

What to Do with Real Art

Donate to the Museum for the Art Gallery

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Like with bugs, fish, and fossils, we recommend donating real art to Blathers at the Museum, so they can be displayed on the Art Gallery.

You can view each real art piece in the Art Gallery, and even learn about that piece by pressing A when in front of it.

How to Get the Art Gallery Upgrade

Place Art as Decoration

Since art pieces are treated as furniture items, you can display them in your home, or you can even create your own art exhibit outside!

Earn Nook Miles

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You can get Nook Miles based on the number of art pieces you have collected!

True Patron of the Arts
Activity Summary Miles Titles
Collect 1 artwork. 300 Shady/Seller
Collect 10 artworks. 500 Discerning/Aficionado
Collect 20 artworks. 1000 Bold/Artistic Statement

Nook Mileage Program Activities & Rewards List

List of Art and How to Spot Fake Art

There are a total of 43 art pieces to hunt down, and we've gathered them all for you right here:

Complete List of Paintings

Image Original Title and Differences
Image of the Academic PaintingAcademic Painting Original Title:
Vitruvian Man
Real:
There is no coffee stain on the upper-right corner.
Fake:
There is a coffee stain on the upper-right corner.
Image of the Amazing PaintingAmazing Painting Original Title:
The Night Watch
Real:
The man in black in the center is wearing a hat.
Fake:
The man in black in the center is not wearing a hat.
Image of the Basic PaintingBasic Painting Original Title:
The Blue Boy
Real:
The boy has short hair.
Fake:
The boy has longer hair, with bangs covering his entire forehead.
Image of the Calm PaintingCalm Painting Original Title:
A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte
There is a high probability that this artwork has no forgeries.
Image of the Common PaintingCommon Painting Original Title:
The Gleaners
There is a high probability that this artwork has no forgeries.
Image of the Detailed PaintingDetailed Painting Original Title:
Ajisai Sōkeizu
Real:
The flowers are blue.
Fake:
The flowers are red.
Image of the Dynamic PaintingDynamic Painting Original Title:
The Great Wave off Kanagawa
There is a high probability that this artwork has no forgeries.
Image of the Famous PaintingFamous Painting Original Title:
Mona Lisa
Real:
Has no eyebrows.
Fake:
Has thick, raised eyebrows.
Image of the Flowery PaintingFlowery Painting Original Title:
Sunflowers
There is a high probability that this artwork has no forgeries.
Image of the Glowing PaintingGlowing Painting Original Title:
The Fighting Temeraire
There is a high probability that this artwork has no forgeries.
Image of the Graceful PaintingGraceful Painting Original Title:
Beauty Looking Back
Real:
The head is in the center and does not reach the top edge of the scroll.
Fake:
The lady is larger is size, with her head almost reaching the top edge of the scroll.
Image of the Jolly PaintingJolly Painting Original Title:
Summer
Real:
There is a flower on the chest in the lower-right corner.
Fake:
There is no flower on the chest.
Image of the Moody PaintingMoody Painting Original Title:
The Sower
There is a high probability that this artwork has no forgeries.
Image of the Moving PaintingMoving Painting Original Title:
The Birth of Venus
Real:
There are trees on right side.
Fake:
There are no trees on right side.
Image of the Mysterious PaintingMysterious Painting Original Title:
Isle of the Dead
There is a high probability that this artwork has no forgeries.
Image of the Nice PaintingNice Painting Original Title:
The Fifer
There is a high probability that this artwork has no forgeries.
Image of the Perfect PaintingPerfect Painting Original Title:
Apples and Oranges
There is a high probability that this artwork has no forgeries.
Image of the Proper PaintingProper Painting Original Title:
A Bar at the Folies-Bergère
There is a high probability that this artwork has no forgeries.
Image of the Quaint PaintingQuaint Painting Original Title:
The Milkmaid
Real:
A small amount of milk is being poured.
Fake:
Lots of milk is being poured out.
Image of the Scary PaintingScary Painting Original Title:
Ōtani Oniji the 3rd as Yakko Edobei
Real:
Eyebrows are pulled down.
Fake:
Has weak/worried-looking eyebrows.
Image of the Scenic PaintingScenic Painting Original Title:
The Hunters in the Snow
Real:
There are 2 men and 13 dogs on the lower-left.
Fake:
There is only 1 man on the lower-left, and there are 11 dogs.
Image of the Serene PaintingSerene Painting Original Title:
Lady with an Ermine
Real:
The lady is holding a white ermine.
Fake:
The ermine is black.
Holding a duck instead of an ermine?
Image of the Sinking PaintingSinking Painting Original Title:
Ophelia
There is a high probability that this artwork has no forgeries.
Image of the Solemn PaintingSolemn Painting Original Title:
Las Meninas
Real:
The man at the back is holding the doorframe.
Fake:
The man at the back is not touching the doorframe.
Image of the Twinkling PaintingTwinkling Painting Original Title:
The Starry Night
There is a high probability that this artwork has no forgeries.
Image of the Warm PaintingWarm Painting Original Title:
The Clothed Maja
There is a high probability that this artwork has no forgeries.
Image of the Wild Painting Left HalfWild Painting Left Half Original Title:
Folding Screen of Fūjin and Raijin (L)
Real:
The thunder god is color white.
Fake:
The thunder god is color green.
Image of the Wild Painting Right HalfWild Painting Right Half Original Title:
Folding Screen of Fūjin and Raijin (R)
Real:
The wind god is color green.
Fake:
The wind god is color white.
Image of the Wistful PaintingWistful Painting Original Title:
Girl with a Pearl Earring
Real:
The girl is wearing a pearl earring and has her eyes open.
Fake:
The girl is wearing a larger, star-shaped earring.
The girl is wearing a larger, star-shaped earring, and her eyes are closed.
Image of the Worthy PaintingWorthy Painting Original Title:
Liberty Leading the People
There is a high probability that this artwork has no forgeries.

Complete List of Sculptures and Statues

Image Original Title and Differences
Image of the Ancient StatueAncient Statue Original Title:
Shakōki-Dogū
Real:
There are no eyes and horns on its head.
Fake:
It has horns/antennae on its head.
It has a pair of glowing eyes.
Image of the Beautiful StatueBeautiful Statue Original Title:
Venus de Milo
Real:
There is no necklace.
Fake:
The statue has a necklace.
Image of the Familiar StatueFamiliar Statue Original Title:
The Thinker
There is a high probability that this artwork has no forgeries.
Image of the Gallant StatueGallant Statue Original Title:
David
Real:
He is not holding a book.
Fake:
He is holding a book.
Image of the Great StatueGreat Statue Original Title:
King Kamehameha I
There is a high probability that this artwork has no forgeries.
Image of the Informative StatueInformative Statue Original Title:
Rosetta Stone
Real:
The stone is gray.
Fake:
The stone is blue.
Image of the Motherly StatueMotherly Statue Original Title:
Capitoline Wolf
Real:
The mother`s tongue is not sticking out.
Fake:
The mother`s tongue is sticking out.
Image of the Mystic StatueMystic Statue Original Title:
Nefertiti Bust
Real:
There are no earrings.
Fake:
It is wearing one earring.
Image of the Robust StatueRobust Statue Original Title:
Discobolus
Real:
He is not wearing a wristwatch.
Fake:
He is wearing a wristwatch.
Image of the Rock-Head StatueRock-Head Statue Original Title:
Olmec Colossal Head
Real:
The corners of the mouth are turned down.
Fake:
The statue has smiling lips.
Image of the Tremendous StatueTremendous Statue Original Title:
Houmuwu Ding
Real:
There is no lid on the top.
Fake:
The ding has a lid on the top with a handle.
Image of the Valiant StatueValiant Statue Original Title:
Nike of Samothrace
Real:
The right leg is placed forward.
Fake:
The left leg is placed forward.
Image of the Warrior StatueWarrior Statue Original Title:
Terracotta Army
Real:
The man is not holding anything in his hands.
Fake:
The man is holding a shovel.

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The Mona Lisa is one.

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