More than 70 artifacts unearthed in the luxurious resort villas of Stabiae will be touring the United States through 2007. The exhibit, titled In Stabiano: Exploring the Ancient Seaside Villas of the Roman Elite, was organized by the Superintendence of Archaeology of Pompeii and the Smithsonian Institution, together with the Restoring Ancient Stabiae (R.A.S.) Foundation.

Brightly colored frescoes (including the famous Flora shown on this issue’s cover), molded stucco decorations, marble urns and an entire frescoed triclinium from the Villa Carmiano will be exhibited for the first time outside Italy.

The following venues have been confirmed; more will be added in the near future. (For updates on the traveling exhibit, consult

Arkansas Art Center Little Rock, AR Feb 11–Apr 3, 2005
Nevada Museum of Art Reno, NV Oct 7, 2005–Jan 5, 2006
San Diego Museum of Art San Diego, CA Feb 3–May 14, 2006
Elvehjem Museum of Art Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI March 16–June 8, 2007
The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens Jacksonville, FL Nov 7, 2007–Feb 3, 2008