the Maridon Museumchop 
exhibits visitor info tours memberships programs the collection contact us
322 North McKean St., Butler, PA 16001   |   phone: 724.282.0123   |   fax: 724.282.0567   |   email:

Please note: The Maridon will be closed on Saturday, July 29th.

Maridon Museum on Facebook

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.

Save the Date!

Celebrate the Maridon


I am a striking Meissen Porcelain tray of cobalt blue and gold filigree surrounding my center attraction, a beautiful painting of Zephyr and Psyche.  Using engravings and graphic reproductions of original art as a starting point, a Meissen artist selects details appropriate to each piece.  The resulting picture is then hand-painted on the object.  A work by the French artist Francois Boucher inspired this creation. 

My journey started around 1890 in Meissen, Germany. I was presented to our museum’s founder, Mary Hulton Phillips, in 2005 by her friend Steve Levine, a noted antiques dealer.  The rest is history.  Please visit me in The Maridon Museum’s Meissen Gallery. 


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

Click here for details!

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.

Click here to read the complete blog post!


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.


Quarterly Newsletter

Latest Maridon Museum Newsletter

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