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Maridon Hours of Operation:
Wednesday through Saturday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The museum is closed Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays. We will available by appointment only on these days.

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.

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.

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Friday, August 15th at 10 a.m.

  • Cost of the program will be $6 per child, additional children
    in same family $4.
  • Cost includes all materials to make and decorate a stick
    horse, and a snack.
  • Children ages 3-6 yrs are invited to participate. All children
    must be accompanied by an adult.

Reservations are required. Please RSVP by Friday, August

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Ran In-Ting's Water Color Display

The Maridon Museum is pleased to present works of Ran In-Ting, one of Taiwan’s best known artists. This exhibit of 22 Ran In-Ting Masterpieces is made possible through the gracious loan from a friend of The Maridon. This private collection has never been on public display.

He was born in 1902, near Yilan on Taiwan’s northeast coast. According to his mother, from the age of three he showed an unusual interest in creating things of beauty and was always mixing anything colorful in water.

Nature is simple and peaceful and our hearts should also be peaceful
- Ran In-Ting

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Spirited Away Movie Postponed -- Please check back for reschedule date


Kid's Korner Coloring Contest Winners

Coloring Contest Coloring Contest
Vivian, Age 10
Avery, Age 3

Click here to read more about the Kid's Korner coloring contest in our recent newsletter


Butler20 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.

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Quarterly Newsletter

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