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322 North McKean St., Butler, PA 16001   |   phone: 724.282.0123   |   fax: 724.282.0567   |   email: info@maridon.org
     

 

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The Maridon opened on May 8th, 2004. It is the only museum in the Western Pennsylvania region with a specific focus on Asian Art and Culture coupled with German Meissen porcelain. The museum — both the objects and the buildings that house them — is the gift of Mary Hulton Phillips. Patricia Lowry, writing in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, pronounced the Maridon a "gleaming little gem of a museum."


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  The seal in the museum's logo describes the permanent collection.
Click on the seal to learn more about each character's symbolism and meaning.
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Maridon Featured in Huffington Post

The Maridon was featured in Huffington Post’s article “55 Best Lesser Known Art Museums, Artist Studios, and Art Centers in Northeast USA.” Come visit us to find out just why Malerie Yolen-Cohen, Huffington Post Contributor, wrote “It’s a knockout museum worth a drive from anywhere. The Asian art collection at The Maridon is fascinating on many levels – the most elemental being its stunning beauty and fine craftsmanship.”

Click here to read the article.

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Every second and third Thursday of the month through December 2019 The Maridon Museum will host Dharmas based on the teachings of Buddha and a contemplative period of meditation. These lessons, held at 6 p.m., are open to anyone.

The Dharmas held the third Thursday of the month will include more
instruction and shorter periods of meditation.

The Crystal Lotus meditation group will host and support beginning practitioners of meditation, which has proven to be beneficial for those suffering stress, anger, and general emotional strife.

Donations welcome. All proceeds benefit The Maridon.

Call 724.282.0123 to register now!

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The Maridon Museum Board of Trustees cordially invites you to Celebrate the Maridon and the Harvest Moon

Click here for the flyer. Call 724.282.0123 to register now!

$100/Person if made by Sept. 15th, or $125/Person after
Black tie is optional | Proceeds benefit The Maridon Museum

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Please join us for our book club. Click here for the flyer. Call 724.282.0123 to register now!

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Come Learn Mahjong or Mix With Experienced Players!

Games are open to all, and we only ask that you register to attend so we are prepared to provide instructions for those not familiar with Mahjong. Game length times vary, but we always finish by 4:00 p.m.

Click here for complete details. Call 724.282.0123 to register now!

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Grandmothers are just the best! We have been spending endless hours and days frolicking with these crabs since the Meiji Period (1867-1912). Our grandmother has been teaching us how to search for clams to become resourceful and independent.  As you can see, our baskets are getting quite full!

We were created in Japan for export to the West, and in 1987 we were discovered at an antique show by Mary Hulton Phillips, founder of The Maridon Museum.  We had a wonderful home with her until the museum opened in 2004.  You can find us in the Rear Gallery’s Ivory Exhibit among our many other ivory companions. Please visit.

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On July 13th The Maridon Museum received the “Community
Champion Award” from the Butler County Chamber of Commerce.

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Chamber Award

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Maridon Museum Featured in Uncovering PA Blog

Exploring Asian Art and Culture at the Maridon Museum

For 2.5 years before moving to Pennsylvania, I lived, worked, and traveled throughout Asia. It was these travels that got me into travel writing with my other site, Tripologist.com, and I still really enjoy learning about Asian culture. So, when I found out that Butler, Pennsylvania had a museum filled with amazing Asian art, I knew I had to visit.

Click here to read the complete blog post!

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20 Best Small Towns in America:
Butler Named No. 7

The Smithsonian Magazine recently rated Butler, Pennsylvania number 7 of the 20 Best Small Towns in America. The Maridon and our founder Mary Hulton Phillips are specifically mentioned.

Click here to read the Smithsonian Magazine article.

 
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Latest Maridon Museum Newsletter

To find out all the latest news about the Maridon Museum, click here to read our newsletter.

 
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