Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas

LLI: The Art of Pablo Picasso

Hylton Performing Arts Center, Gregory Family Theater


Speaker/Host: Prof. Jeanette Nicewinter

This talk will explore Spanish artist Pablo Picasso’s life, work, and continued significance in art history. One of the most groundbreaking and innovative artists of the early twentieth century, his career spans multiple decades and includes multiple artistic styles. Significantly, along with his colleague Georges Braque, Picasso developed the style of Cubism, which shattered the picture plane and paved the way for future iterations of modernism.

Dr. Jeanette Nicewinter is a highly accomplished and dedicated art history professor who brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her students. She currently serves as an associate professor at Northern Virginia Community College’s Annandale campus, where she teaches a variety of art-historical subjects. In addition, she also teaches one course per semester at American University, further demonstrating her versatility and ability to connect with students from different backgrounds.

Dr. Nicewinter earned her doctorate in art historical studies from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2016, and since then, she has established herself as an authority in the field of ancient American art. Her area of specialization is the study of ceramics from the northern highlands of present-day Peru, and she has made significant contributions to the field through her research and publications. However, Dr. Nicewinter also frequently identifies as a “generalist” and enjoys teaching a broad spectrum of art-historical topics, which allows her to provide her students with a comprehensive understanding of the subject. In addition to her teaching and research responsibilities, Dr. Nicewinter has also given presentations for LLI-Manassas during each of the last seven semesters, further demonstrating her commitment to sharing her knowledge with a wider audience. She is dedicated to fostering a love of art history in her students and is known for her ability to make complex material accessible to them.

This event is open to the public. For more information about the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas, visit