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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.

A Cosmic Collection of Art, Poetry, and Music

A constellation of modern art, contemporary poetry, and ancient music will illuminate the Maridon Museum next month!

The Maridon Museum and The Christine Frechard Gallery will present "A Cosmic Contemporary Collaboration," The exhibit will run through June 3. The exhibit will feature the paintings and a performance by internationally recognized poet Huang Xiang, as well as transcendent works of art by Randall DiGiuseppe, William Rock, and Dennis Keyes. Mimi Jong will play the erhu, an ancient Chinese instrument. Download flyer.

Cosmic Collection

Write with it, wear it, or repair it. Everyday objects tempered by time become curated collections in the Maridon Museum’s 2017 “The Collectors” series. Three local hunters of history share their pencils and pens, pendants and pins, and patches and paste in this year’s series.
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The Collectors


A royal masquerade, a cab driver turned hitman, unchanging love, and the legacy of a grandmother's values. Join us for our 2017 South Korean Film Series, a rich range of culture and heritage. Download flyer.​ Download flyer.

Korean Film Series


Join us for a night of fast-paced fun at our “Night at the Races” fundraising event. Register today for this June 9th event! Download flyer.

Night at the Races


Save the Date!

Celebrate the Maridon


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

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Chamber Award


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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