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About the Object
Walter Murch’s poetic depictions of objects—clocks, gears, light bulbs, tools, stones—defy easy categorization. A unique figure among his contemporaries of the 1950s and 1960s, Murch was good friends with another outlier artist, Joseph Cornell, whose work The Admiral’s Game is on display nearby. The two shared an interest in the poetic significance of mundane objects. Through their eyes, a common object like a rock or a scrap of weathered wood is transformed into something mysterious and extraordinary.