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.


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...