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Please note: The Maridon will be closed on Saturday, July 29th.

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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."

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  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.
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I am a striking Meissen Porcelain tray of cobalt blue and gold filigree surrounding my center attraction, a beautiful painting of Zephyr and Psyche.  Using engravings and graphic reproductions of original art as a starting point, a Meissen artist selects details appropriate to each piece.  The resulting picture is then hand-painted on the object.  A work by the French artist Francois Boucher inspired this creation. 

My journey started around 1890 in Meissen, Germany. I was presented to our museum’s founder, Mary Hulton Phillips, in 2005 by her friend Steve Levine, a noted antiques dealer.  The rest is history.  Please visit me in The Maridon Museum’s Meissen Gallery. 

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On July 13th The Maridon Museum received the “Community
Champion Award” from the Butler County Chamber of Commerce.

Click here for details!

Chamber Award

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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, Tripologist.com, 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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20 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.

Click here to read the Smithsonian Magazine article.

 
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Latest Maridon Museum Newsletter

To find out all the latest news about the Maridon Museum, click here to read our newsletter.

 
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