Judith K. Munk (1925-2006) embraced art and architecture in life. A visionary, artist, sculptor, and advocate for the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the University of California at San Diego, she was dedicated to campus planning and the renovation of historical buildings. She was instrumental in the origination of the Mingei 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; 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 (The original building is now named for her); was a staunch supporter of many performing arts groups, grass roots, and non-profits; and was involved at the UCSD International Center. She contributed to the development and support of Scripps Crossing, the footbridge linking the west and east sections of Scripps Oceanography campus.
16th Annual San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Reception
Five San Diego women will be honored at the 16th Annual Women's Hall of Fame in March of 2017. Nominations are currently being accepted at the Women's Museum by mail or email.