Kelly is a postdoctoral fellow in Art History at Columbia University, where she teaches courses on modern European art. She completed her PhD at MIT on the history of landscape representation and land management in France following the 1789 Revolution. She also has a master’s degree in Art History and Criticism from Stony Brook University, and a BA from DePauw University. Kelly has previously worked in a number of museums, including the Musée d’Orsay, the Peggy Guggenheim in Venice, the New Museum in New York, and the Getty in Los Angeles.