Biologist’s work displayed

The Centro Cultural e Histórico José Figueres Ferrer is exhibiting objects collected by Rafael Lucas Rodríguez Caballero, a noted biologist and botanist who lived in San Ramón.

Rodríguez was born there in 1915 and studied for a time in the United States. He received his doctorate at the University of California-Berkeley. He created the biology department at the Universidad de Costa Rica in 1956 that later became the Escuela de Biología. There are 43 paintings, four chess sets, other small objects and books and diaries of research that came from the family. Rodríguez died in 1981.

The exhibition is open until Feb. 28 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

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