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.

Tampa Bay weekend stage picks: John Williams tribute, the Illusionists, ‘La Boheme’

Raquel Gonzalez plays Mimi in Opera Tampa’s ‘La Boheme,’ presented Friday and Sunday at the Straz Center in Tampa. [Courtesy of David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts]
Plus, the Tampa Bay Symphony give classical fans a full program.

What’s happening in Tampa Bay art: ‘Wizard of Oz’-themed art walk, Florida CraftArt Members’ Show

Wave to the Scarecrow on the Wizard of Oz ride at Pompei Monster Factory during the Pinellas Arts Village’s Oz-inspired art walk, planned for this weekend. [Courtesy of Pompei Monster Factory]
Plus, the top award winners from Mainsail Art Festival last weekend.

Where to shop in Tampa Bay this weekend: Circle Box popup, Indie Noir Market

Plants, trees, flowers and advice abound at the Green Thumb Festival, held Saturday and Sunday at St. Petersburg’s Walter Fuller Recreation Center. In this 2011 photo, a patron walks by garden baskets at the Colorfield Farms booth. [LARA CERRI | Times]
The Green Thumb Festival also returns to St. Petersburg for your perusing pleasure.

Designer Vicky Tiel talks mini skirts and Elizabeth Taylor before Dali visit

Sitting at a table of Maxim’s Restaurant in Paris, on Jan. 21, 1968, are from left: British actress Elizabeth Taylor, her husband British actor Richard Burton, fashion designers Vicky Tiel, Louis Feraud and his wife Mia Fonssagrives. (AP Photo/Str/Cardenas)
Throughout her career, she befriended Taylor and met Salvador Dali, which she’ll talk about at the Dali Museum.

Here’s how an expanded Salvador Dali Museum might look

Courtesy of Tourist Development Council
A rendering of the parking structure of the proposed new construction at the Dali Museum, with ficus pumila “creeping fig” planting on the lattice.
Renderings from the museum’s expansion proposal illustrate the way the museum would grow physically and digitally.