About AC

Our Mission

The AC Institute’s mission is to advance the understanding of the arts through investigation, research and education. It is a lab and forum for experimentation and critical discussion. We support and develop projects that explore a performative exchange across visual, sonic, verbal and experiential disciplines. We encourage critical writing that challenges conventional expectations of meaning and objectivity as well as the boundaries between the rational and subjective. AC is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.

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If you prefer to donate by check please make check payable to “AC Institute” and mail to: Holly Crawford, Director AC Institute 547 W. 27th St, 2nd Floor, #210 New York, NY 10001 Thank you for your support!

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Holly Crawford, Ph.D., Director, Editor of AC Institute, is a cross media artist, behavioral scientist, economist and art historian. Her art and poetry give new meanings and draws categories themselves into question through transformative juxtapositions. She examines mass media and pop culture and it’s relationship to art. She has exhibited internationally. 13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird site specific installations in Florence, Valencia, Berlin, London, New York City and Southern California. Offerings project was a participating .net project at Ars Electronica & Found Punctuation was screened at the Tate Modern in 2007. Sound Art Limo and Critical Conversations in a Limo were part of Melbourne International Arts Festival in 2007. She has written and edited books and papers that include: Attached to the Mouse, 2006 and catalogue essay, “Disney and Pop” in Once Upon a Time Walt Disney Studio; Artistic Bedfellows, edited, 2008. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Essex in Art History and Theory, B.A and M.A. in Economics and M.S. in Behavioral Science from UCLA. From 2004-2006, she was a non-clinical Fellow at NYU Medical School Psychoanalytic Center. She has taught at UCLA in the Art Department and SVA. She founded and is the director of AC Institute, a non-profit space for experimental work in NYC (Chelsea). She is President of the American Friends of the University of Essex. She was born in California and now lives in New York City.

AC Institute
547 W. 27th St, #210
New York, NY 10001
2nd Floor

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