ART GALLERY OF PETERBOROUGH
A plaque outside of the Friary of La Rábida in Spain asks, “Won’t you help us in our intention to spread love and peace, the forces that radiate from this humble monastery?” Christopher Columbus stayed at the friary, working on securing funding, before making his first voyage to the Americas.
There are lies we tell ourselves and lies we tell others. The Inter caetera,a 1493 papal bull from Pope Alexander VI, offers an example of both: a lie from a Pope that enabled its recipients to lie to themselves about their motives. In “La Rábida, Soul of Conquest: an Anishinaabe encounter,” Bonnie Devine installed transcriptions in Latin and English of the decree, which stated that land in Central and South Amer-