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 may choose to 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.

Intellectually the center offers a wide variety of cultural events and intellectual programs, including autobiographical talks, lunchtime and evening lectures, seminars, film discussions, sponsored excursions, art exhibitions, and other special events. It also provides opportunities and outlets for social advocacy, teaching, and research. An atmosphere of loyal friendship prevails, and interdisciplinarity, usually so hard to achieve, is a living experience.


May 12, 2023
Margaret “Peggy” Bia, M.D. ’72, professor emeritus of Internal Medicine at Yale School of Medicine, has been awarded the Weill Cornell Medical College Alumni Association...
April 27, 2023
The Yale Henry Koerner Center wishes to extend congratulations to Hazel V. Carby on her election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the most prestigious...
April 19, 2023
On Thursday, April 20, the Yale Henry Koerner Center will open an art exhibition of works by the Center’s namesake, Henry Koerner, in celebration of the twentieth anniversary...