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Judith Monk



Judith K. Munk (1925-2006) embraced art and architecture her entire life through her roles as a visionary, artist, sculptor, and architect. Monk designed and supported buildings at the University of California, San Diego and advocated for the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. She contributed to the development and support of Scripps Crossing, the footbridge linking the west and east sections of Scripps Oceanography campus. Monk displayed her dedication to campus planning and the renovation of historical buildings through design and architecture. In addition to her contributions buildings at the University of California, San Diego, Monk was instrumental in the origination of the Mingei International Museum in La Jolla before it moved to Balboa Park. She supported an open-air amphitheatre in downtown La Jolla for the production of Shakespearean plays; but, when the proposal was rejected, she built it in her own front yard and hosted events each year. Munk was an active participant in the design of the Geophysics Laboratory at Scripps; a staunch supporter of many performing arts groups, grassroots, and non-profits; and became involved at the UCSD International Center

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