Exhibitions and living space

Permanent Exhibition

Teaser Dauerausstellung CDN

Friedrich Dürrenmatt – writer and painter

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

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.

Temporary Exhibitions

Affiche VIN

Dürrenmatt, Hesse, Rilke, and Wine

3 February - 19 May 2024

The exhibition shows the role that wine and vines played for Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Hermann Hesse and Rainer Maria Rilke.


Friedrich Dürrenmatt – Animal worlds

Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Ugo Rondinone, Christine Sefolosha

From 1 June to 29 September 2024
The exhibition explores the relationship between humans and animals in Dürrenmatt's work, with Ugo Rondinone and Christine Sefolosha.

Collection on travels

La collection en voyage

The collection on travels

Follow the projects that the CDN is involved in. The Centre and its collection travel around Switzerland and across its frontiers, lending works and exporting exhibitions.