When Rachael found out that only 5% of museum art is created by women, she was shocked.
"Much like in professional kitchens, I think we are underrepresented," she says. "So we decided, here at our show, to highlight four talented New York City female street artists in a series we are calling 'Walls By Women.'"
So, all season long, if you come to visit (here's how to get tickets!), you get a free art show, too! Not to mention, you can even pose with the art, like these audience members did with the work of our first fierce female artist: painter, illustrator and author Leah Tinari.
This mural that Leah created for our audience waiting room (with supplies from Jerry's Artarama and Wall 2 Wall NY) was inspired by her new book, Limitless: 24 Remarkable American Women of Vision, Grit and Guts.
(Watch the video above to hear how Leah picked the 24 women she features in her book — which, by the way, she says was very difficult to do.)
The mural showcases 14 of the inspiring women, including Lucille Ball, Aretha Franklin, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Chloe Kim, Michelle Obama and our Rach!
"Then there will be one space left for the guest to insert themselves," Leah explains. "So they become part of this limitless pool of remarkable women."
How cool is that?
"With this mural," she continues, "my hope is that women are celebrating each other. They're lifting each other up and working together, rather than tearing each other down."