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

Ceramics/Stoneware By Joyce Kristoffy-Hewlett
A new form of art has arrived at The Maridon Museum Gift Shop…just in time for the holidays. These beautiful works of art are exclusive pieces inspired by the Asian culture of the museum and crafted by Joyce Kristoffy-Hewlett.
Jan
26
This is the never-before-told story of six intrepid Kentucky nuns, their journey to build a hospital in the poorest state in India, and the Indian nurses whose lives would never be the same. Jyoti Thottam brings to life the hopes, struggles, and accomplishments
Save the Date: Chinese New Year’s Reception
Lunar New Year is celebrated across Asia and around the world. This year, the holiday, which is based on the cycles of the moon, marks the Year of the Rabbit. Please save the date for this wonderful and important celebration at the Maridon Museum. 
Feb
23
In this exquisite story of family, food, grief, and endurance, Michelle Zauner proves herself far more than a dazzling singer, songwriter, and guitarist. With humor and heart, she tells of growing up as one of the few Asian American kids at her school in Eugene, Ore., struggling with her mother's particularly high expectations of her, a painful adolescence
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"Every human is an artist. The dream of your life is to make beautiful art."
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