Eve M. Kahn wrote the weekly antiques column for the New York Times from 2008 to 2016. She is writing a biography of the painter Mary Rogers Williams

Lion head from the Royal Cemetery of Ur, (c. 2450 BC), Sumerian, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia

Ancient civilisations get a modern makeover at the Penn Museum

The museum’s collection of more than a million artefacts is being redisplayed in a major refurbishment

14 Apr 2018
The Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., which opened to the public in 1923

Charles Lang Freer’s gift to the American people

The Freer Gallery of Art has reopened its doors after a major refurbishment – and its founder deserves to be better known

28 Oct 2017
'The Barberini Tapestries: Woven Monuments of Baroque Rome' is at the Cathedral of St John the Divine, New York

The historic Roman tapestries that travelled to New York

The remarkable Barberini tapestries at the Cathedral of St John the Divine are packed with surprising and beautiful details

5 Jun 2017
Capital for a porphyry column (c. 1775–80), Pierre Gouthière, probably after a design by François-Joseph Bélanger. Musée du Louvre, Paris. Musée du Louvre, Paris. Photo: RMN-Grand-Palais (Musée du Louvre)/Thierry Ollivier

Pierre Gouthière – the man with the Midas touch

This scholarly show at the Frick Collection is also a feast for the senses

6 Feb 2017