The Henry Koerner Center for Emeritus Faculty

The Henry Koerner Center is a remarkable, perhaps unique, part of Yale University, designed for the benefit of Emeriti faculty, who if they wish may become Fellows. Both a physical facility and a series of programs, the Center was made possible by a generous gift from Lisbet Rausing and Joseph Koerner ’80, who thereby honored Joseph’s father, the artist Henry Koerner.  The Center opened in 2003 and has been a huge success, the envy of other universities.

Intellectually the Center offers a rich and vibrant series of lectures, seminars, and autobiographical talks. It also programs special events and offers group visits to theaters, art galleries, museums, and artistic events, in New York and locally. Many of the intellectual events are generated by the Fellows themselves, which gives the Center an air of spontaneity. An atmosphere of loyal friendship prevails, and interdisciplinarity, usually so hard to achieve, is a living experience.


Henry Koerner, Schlesinger-Kennedy. Oil on canvas. Private Collection
October 22, 2015
“‘Real Portraits’: Time Covers by Henry Koerner,” displays Time Magazine covers painted by Henry Koerner and includes four original paintings by the artist. ​Presented by the...
June 12, 2015
The North American Academy of the Spanish Language will honor Manuel Duran, Professor Emeritus of Spanish and Portuguese, with the Enrique Anderson Imbert Prize in September...
May 29, 2015
David Brion Davis, Sterling Professor Emeritus of American History, has won the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award in general non-fiction for his book “The Problem of...