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Call for Papers – Power Couples: The Pendant Format in Art

May 22 @ 8:00 am - June 15 @ 5:00 pm

Composite of Bartholomaus Bruyn the Younger (German, ca. 1530-1607/1610), Portrait of a Gentleman and Portrait of a Lady, ca. 1555-1565, oil on panel, gift of Val A. Browning Museum # 1994.017.006

The Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) at the University of Utah will host an interdisciplinary symposium to coincide with the upcoming special exhibition Power Couples: The Pendant Format in Art, on view July 11–December 8, 2019, which will examine ideas imparted by two interdependent works—called pendants—from the fifteenth century until the present day. Papers that consider works conceived as pairs in the visual arts, literature, and music are invited, and new research related to pairs in other disciplines is encouraged.

Current graduate students, recent graduates, and scholars are invited to apply.
Please submit an abstract of 250–300 words and a CV to both leslie.anderson@umfa.utah.edu and iris.moulton@umfa.utah.edu by June 15, 2019.

Selected participants will be notified on or before July 15, 2019.


May 22 @ 8:00 am
June 15 @ 5:00 pm


Utah Museum of Fine Arts