Don McCunn's print "When Women Ruled" can be seen at the SOHO20 Gallery Chelsea in NYC from July 18th to August 10th, 2013 during the gallery's "Women in Charge!" exhibition. McCunn was inspired to create this image by the iconic statuette of the Minoan Snake Goddess, c.1600 BC. In researching the history of the statuette he was impressed by this culture in which women held positions of authority in civic and religious life. When a devastating volcanic eruption split the island of Thera in two, the elaborate Minoan palace and buildings were covered in volcanic ash preserving the vivid frescoes with their original colors. When the site was excavated in the 20th century, no human remains were found. McCunn considers an exhibit about women in charge being a particularly appropriate venue for this image. The gallery is at 547 West 27th St. Suite 301 in NYC. The opening reception is Thursday, July 18, 6-8pm.