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.

 

WELCOME TO THE MARIDION MUSEUM

Please note, for the holidays, we will be closed on Saturday, December 24th, and we will close at 2 p.m. on New Year's Eve.

Visit

Welcome to The Maridon Museum! Click here to take a virtual tour to begin planning your visit. View Asian art and culture coupled with German Meissen porcelain. Take one of our docent-led tours, or rent the museum for group events or meetings.

History

Opened on May 8th, 2004, The Maridon is the only museum in the Western Pennsylvania region with a specific focus on Chinese and Japanese art and culture, coupled with Meissen porcelain. The museum, both the objects and the buildings that house them, are the gifts of Mary Hulton Phillips. >>more

Collection

The Maridon’s permanent collection includes over 800 art objects. The Asian art collection includes jade and ivory sculptures, tapestries, landscape paintings, scrolls, and artifacts. The collection contains objects that date back to the Neolithic Period, >>more

Join

The Maridon is the only museum in the Mid-Atlantic region that is dedicated to connecting Eastern and Western cultures. Maridon members receive an unlimited free admission to the museum, discounts at the museum store, and invitations to >>more

News & Events

Celebrate Chinese New Year With A Night At The Maridon
Lunar New Year is celebrated across Asia and around the world. Please join us from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3 for this wonderful and important celebration at The Maridon Museum.
Feb
4
Learn about romancing the home, romancing life, and love. Learn to use the secrets of energy, how to clear the negative and light up the beneficial energy in your spaces and live a life of being in love again.
Theater Dolls New Exhibit On Display
Our collection committee was busy this week setting up a new display of dolls. This exhibit showcases the rich traditions of Ningyo and the theater. Ningyo, both entertaining in and of themselves and commemorative of various theatrical traditions, have been a part of Japanese culture for many centuries. Please stop in to see this beautiful display in our side gallery!
Feb
18
Learn how within each person is the truth of their being and the wisdom of their unique passion, power and inner knowing that fuels vibrancy in all aspects of life. Access this well of empowered flourishing; discover and live your passion and power with simple shifts in your spaces. Amazing things happen when you know and embrace your passions.
Quote of the Week
"Correction does much, but encouragement does more."
Johann Wolfgang von Goeth
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Art of the Week
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