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The Philadelphia Museum of Art sits high above the city of Philadelphia. On one side, the Museum looks down the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the widest street in Philadelphia, all the way to City Hall. On the other side, it looks out over the Schuylkill River and Fairmount Park, the biggest city park in the United States. This huge, honey-colored museum was designed by many architects, among them Julian Abele (1881–1950), the first African American to graduate from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in architecture. Temples in ancient Greece, like the Parthenon, inspired the design.

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