Nan Plummer

Executive Director

Ellen A. “Nan” Plummer is an arts administrator, curator and educator. As President and CEO of LexArts, she oversees her organization’s role as a facilitator and funder of public art in Lexington, Kentucky. Nan earned her PhD in art history and MBA at the University of Michigan. Her first involvement in a public art project was the 1986 commission of 12 New York graffiti writers to paint murals on Artrain, a traveling art museum on a train. She has edited a catalogue of state-owned art in Michigan, co-authored a catalogue on outdoor sculpture at the University of Michigan, and advised the selection of public sculpture at the University of Central Arkansas, the Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial Committee of Arkansas, and the Arkansas Senate.