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 emeritus faculty, who if they wish may become Koerner 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 a variety of other 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.


November 27, 2022
The Yale Henry Koerner Center is pleased to announce the opening of a second exhibition during the 2022–23 academic year to mark the twentieth anniversary of the dedication...
September 14, 2022
Mostly Nudes with Books From Monday, September 19, 2022, through May 22, 2023, Koerner director Gary L. Haller will exhibit works highlighting art and books from his private...
September 14, 2022
The Yale Henry Koerner Center is pleased to announce that Dolores Hayden, professor emerita of architecture and American studies, was recently honored with two distinguished...