Maggie Duffy, Arts Writer

Maggie Duffy

Arts Writer

I have fun covering Tampa Bay's thriving arts scene and my other passion, shopping. I'm always on the hunt for art exhibits, indie markets and small businesses to write about, so if you have one, please share it with me! I graduated from USF in 2004 with a degree in Art History, which comes in handy not only when writing art reviews, but also for the cool history stories I've been covering lately. I also worked professionally in the local art scene for years as a gallery manager and curator, so it's a thrill to continue to support the arts. I came to the Tampa Bay Times in 2006 as an editorial assistant and have found my writing voice in the past few years.

Powerful performances and a thoughtful script make ‘Hedda’ at Jobsite Theater successful

Joseph Michael-Kenneth (Eli), left, and Emily Belvo (Hedda) in Jobsite Theater’s production of ‘Hedda.’ [Desiree Fantal]
British playwright Lucy Kirkwood updates Henrik Ibsen’s ‘Hedda Gabler.’

What’s happening in Tampa Bay art: 3 exhibits open at Tempus Projects, artists explore desolation

A detail of one of Jay Giroux’s pieces that explores desolation in “Non Place,” on display starting Thursday at Gallery 221 in Tampa. [Gallery 221]
Put the local spots offering weekend deals for Art Museum Day on your calendar, too.

What’s happening on Tampa Bay stages: Kristin Chenoweth, Billy Gardell, ‘Kinky Boots’

In this 2016 photo, Kristin Chenoweth performs at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater in New York. The musical theater treasure revisits Clearwater’s Ruth Eckerd Hall on Friday. [Sara Krulwich/The New York Times]
Plus, St. Pete Opera doubles up on Puccini, a homegrown star returns from Broadway and Bill Bellamy hits the Improv.

Where to shop in Tampa Bay: Neiman Marcus beauty fair, vintage sidewalk sale, Indie Flea

On Saturday, Suburb Pop brings one of its popup markets featuring local small businesses and makers to Tampa. [Suburb Pop]
Update your skin care regimen at International Plaza. Then check out area makers during a trio of events, including Art Pop.

A new Tampa exhibit, culled from a private collection, showcases works by de Kooning, Rothko, Frankenthaler and more

A group follows a tour through the Tampa Museum of Art. [CHRIS URSO   |   Times]
Fans of Abstract Expressionism will want to get to the Tampa Museum of Art.