Alumni
Kelly Presutti

Kelly Presutti recently completed her PhD in the History, Theory and Criticism of Art at MIT. She specializes in nineteenth-century European art, with a particular emphasis on landscape representation. Her current book project interrogates the role of images in the physical reshaping of France’s territory following the 1789 Revolution. She has a master’s degree in Art History and Criticism from Stony Brook University, with a focus on art and philosophy. Before arriving at MIT, Presutti held positions at the Getty, the Musée d’Orsay, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and the Mellon Foundation. Her research has been supported by the Social Science Research Council, a Bourse Chateaubriand, Harvard’s Center for European Studies, the Huntington Library, the Getty Research Institute, and the National Maritime Museum (Greenwich), among others. 

2017 Doctoral Dissertation: Terroir after the Terror: Landscape and Representation in Nineteenth-Century France