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

Thank You From The Maridon
The Maridon Museum would like to thank its dedicated and generous supporters.  Were it not for your generosity, The Maridon would be looking at a much more uncertain future because of the COVID-19 shut down. Instead, your support is helping
Aug
27
Please check back for details. We will determine, at a later date, if this July 30th book club will be held in person or via Zoom, depending on the government requirements.
2020 The Year of the Rat
2020 is the Year of the Rat according to Chinese zodiac. This is a Year of Metal Rat, starting from the 2020 Chinese New Year on Jan. 25 and lasting to 2021 Lunar New Year’s Eve on Feb. 11. Rat
Sep
24
Please check back for details. We will determine, at a later date, if this July 30th book club will be held in person or via Zoom, depending on the government requirements.
Quote of the Week
"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time."
Thomas Merton
Taking a Break  – Ivory Figurine
Art of the Week
Taking a Break – Ivory Figurine

Ning This museum has the most impressive ivory collection I've ever seen. It's a treasure for Butler county.

-Ning
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Ron The craftmanship is superb. You have to see for yourself.

-Ron
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Dawn The museum is so well-curated, and I am not surprised to hear the curator behind it worked at Metropolitan in New York. I am Chinese and have never seen some of the Ivory pieces in the collection. They were previously in the possession of the Shah of Iran. Don't miss this true gem of a museum.

-Dawn
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Kathi Beautiful carvings from Asia. Pieces made from ivory, jadite, wood, porcelain and onyx. Figures of horses, frogs, people, etc. Also a nice collection of Samaria dolls that were very detailed. Porcelain from China and Germany with accompanying history.

-Kathi
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David Definitely worth checking out. Interesting pieces and very helpful and knowledgeable staff.

-David
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Bob This place was amazing...a gem tucked away in a small corner of a small town. Even the local people don't know much about it.

-Bob
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Christina Today was our first visit to this little museum and we loved it!

-Christina
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Pamela "World class collection! Hidden gem. Don’t miss it!"

-Pamela
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