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

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

The Samurai
In 2005, Mary Hulton Phillips, Founder of the museum purchased a collection of stunning antique Japanese Dolls. The collection was known to have been displayed in various museum exhibits. Many of these dolls required conservation. Rhonda Wozniak, Objects Conservator from
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3:00 p.m., Thursday, February 29, 2024 Lady Tan’s Circle of Women by Lisa See Download the complete book club flyer. “Lady Tan’s Circle of Women” is a historical novel set during China’s Ming dynasty (1368-1644), focusing on the life of
Ceramics/Stoneware By Joyce Kristoffy-Hewlett
A new form of art has arrived at The Maridon Museum Gift Shop. These beautiful works of art are exclusive pieces inspired by the Asian culture of the museum and crafted by Joyce Kristoffy-Hewlett.
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In an effort to reverse their economic fortunes, the elders of a small Japanese coal-mining town hire Madoka to create a Hawaiian center tourist attraction. Madoka recruits and trains hula dancers, including Sayuri and Kimiko. With encouragement from Kimiko’s brother Yojiro, Madoka redoubles her efforts to make things work.
Quote of the Week
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart."
Helen Keller
Deer of Immortality – Lapis Lazuli
Art of the Week
Deer of Immortality – Lapis Lazuli