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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."

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  The seal in the museum's logo describes the permanent collection.
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"A Simple Life" - April 30, 2015, 6 p.m.
2011 (118min)
Director Ann Hui, Presented by Ken Harris
Since her teenage years, Chung Chun-Tao has worked as a servant for the Leung family. Known as Ah Tao, she witnessed every aspect of the family's life. Now, after 60 years of service, she is looking after Roger, who works in the film industry and is the only member of the family still resident in Hong Kong. One day Roger comes home from work to find that Ah Tao has suffered a stroke. He rushes her to hospital, where she announces that she wants to quit her job and move into anursing home. Ah Tao moves in and begins acquainting herself with a new 'family': the brisk but fundamentally kindly supervisor Ms Choi and a motley crew of elderly residents Giving ever more time and attention to Ah Tao's needs and pleasures, Roger comes to realise how much she means to him.
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"Chungking Express" - May 9, 2015, 1 p.m.
1994 (98min)
Director Kar Wai Wong, Presented by Bill Covey
Two melancholy Hong Kong policemen fall in love: one with a mysterious female underworld figure, the other with a beautiful and ethereal server at a late-night restaurant he frequents. The film comprises two different stories, told one after the other, each about a romance involving a policeman. Except for a brief moment when the first story ends and the second begins, the two stories do not interconnect. However, the three main characters from the second story each momentarily appear during the first.
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"Floating City" - May 28, 2015, 6 p.m.
2012 (104 minutes)
Directed by: Ho Yim, Presented by: Dr. Ken Harris
In 1940s Hong Kong, the poorest families had no choice but to abandon their children. Bo Wah Chuen a mysterious blue-eyed Asian boy, is ostracized and shunned. As he works his way up from lowly laborer to an esteemed engineer for the British colonies, a shy but beautiful wife by his side, and another woman's attention growing that could feed both his heart and his career, Bo remains haunted. Who is he? Where does he come from? Who does he want to be?
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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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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

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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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