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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."

  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.

Chinese Film Series - Click here to download the flyer

"Kahaani" (2012)
Thursday, December 8th at 6:00 PM
Presented by Dr. Sunita Peacock of Slippery Rock University
Directed by Sujoy Ghosh
2 hours and 2 minutes

Kolkata is abuzz with the preparations for the annual Durga Puja festival, as seven months pregnant Vidya Bagchi steps o the airplane from London. Her rst stop is the local police station to le a missing person report. Weeks ago, her husband Arnab arrived in India for a job assignment. There is no trace of him at the guest house or his workplace. But Vidya will not give up her search. Somewhere in Kolkata she will discover the dangerous truth.


ghostThe Maridon Book Club:
Upcoming Meetings

Refreshments will be served during each Book Club meeting.

Thursday, January 26th, 2016
4:00 PM
The book that will be discussed is:
"The Ghost Bride"
by Yangsze Choo

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Thursday, February 23rd, 2016
4:00 PM
The book that will be discussed is:ghost
"The Underground Girls of Kabul"
by Jenny Nordberg

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Thursday, March 30th, 2016
4:00 PM
The book that will be discussed is:
"Unaccustomed Earth"
by Jhumpa Lahiri

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Chamber Award

2016 Butler County Community Champion Award

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

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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,, 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.

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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.

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Quarterly Newsletter

Latest Maridon Museum Newsletter

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