The Centre Dürrenmatt Neuchâtel

Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921–90), the world-renowned writer and playwright, was also an avid painter and illustrator his whole life. The Centre Dürrenmatt Neuchâtel (CDN) showcases his paintings as they relate to his literary works in a permanent exhibition. The museum also stages temporary exhibitions and events, and offers guided tours, workshops for schools, publications and a podcast. Designed by Mario Botta around Dürrenmatt’s former home, the CDN showcases parts of the writer and painter’s living space.

The CDN is close to the railway station in Neuchâtel, nestled in the heart of the green and leafy Vallon de l’Ermitage.

Permanent exhibition "Friedrich Dürrenmatt - writer and artist"

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Permanent exhibition

The permanent exhibition is devoted to Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s rich and highly diversified art, and to how it relates to his literary output.

Exhibition "Friedrich Dürrenmatt – Le Jeu"

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Friedrich Dürrenmatt – Le Jeu

Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Valérie Favre, Jacques Chessex, Guy Debord, Hannes Binder, Benjamin Gottwald

8th October 2022 – 12th February 2023

L’exposition présente les multiples facettes du jeu chez Friedrich Dürrenmatt en faisant entrer en résonance ses œuvres avec celles d’autres artistes.

Living space

Sixtinische Kapelle

Dürrenmatt’s living space

Discover Dürrenmatt's Sistine Chapel, his library, impressive office and other places steeped in history at the CDN.

Events

Contact

Centre Dürrenmatt Neuchâtel
Pertuis-du-Sault 74
2000 Neuchâtel
T +41 58 466 70 60
E E-Mail

Info: the exhibition spaces are air-conditioned (20 degrees).

Opening hours

Wednesday till Sunday: 11:00 – 17:00

Monday and Tuesday: closed

Friedrich Dürrenmatt's office can be visited on Saturdays from 11 am to 1.30 pm. and from 2 pm to 4.45 pm.

Public holidays: The CDN is open on public holidays that fall on a Wednesday to Sunday.

Expo Jeu

Vernissage de « Friedrich Dürrenmatt – Le Jeu »

Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Valérie Favre, Jacques Chessex, Guy Debord, Hannes Binder, Benjamin Gottwald

Samedi 8 octobre 2022 à 17h

Allocutions de Madeleine Betschart, Carine Bachmann, Thomas Facchinetti et Gabriel Grossert, suivies d’une lecture

Theatre Minotaure

Théâtre musical « Le Minotaure » d’après Friedrich Dürrenmatt

Dimanche 6 novembre 2022 à 17h. Précédé d’une visite guidée à 16h. Entrée libre

Avec Robert Bouvier, Irina-Kalina Goudeva et Veneziela Naydenova.

Soiree Visarte

Soirée art et architecture « Permutations » en collaboration avec Visarte Neuchâtel

Vendredi 18 novembre 2022 à 18h. Entrée libre

Avec Donia Jornod, Anna Maclver-Ek et Axel Chevroulet.
Précédé d’une visite guidée à 17h.

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