SILVER: A State of Mind Will Premier at April 14 Open House

April 4, 2012 The Buck Institute for Research on Aging is pleased to host the inaugural exhibition of SILVER: A State of Mind. The photo exhibit will debut during a public open house on Saturday April 14, which will celebrate the opening of the Institute’s new Regenerative Medicine Research Center.

The exhibit features a selection of twelve portraits from Bay Area photographer Vicki Topaz’s recent series honoring fifty-two remarkable women, mostly in their late 50’s and older, who have let their hair go grey.  The large black and white photographs and their accompanying stories reveal women who are confronting issues relevant to all of us – issues of aging, authenticity, attractiveness, illness, and more.  Topaz invites the viewer to explore aging by interacting with these candid and vulnerable portraits, which reveal each subject’s beauty, grace and strength as they boldly face the camera, bow their heads in introspection, or toss their hair with joy.

After the April 14 debut the exhibit will be free and open to the public in the Buck Institute atrium during docent led tours held Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. by appointment.  Please call 415.209.2245 to reserve a place on an upcoming tour.

The broader selection of portraits from SILVER: A State of Mind can be viewed online at  The community is welcome to join the project on Facebook to continue the dialog and learn about updates on the work

More information on the April 14 event is available on our website.

The exhibition SILVER is made possible by a very generous grant from the Cloud 9 Foundation.

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