Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

MomenTO Canada

Portia White, 1946

“In celebration of Canada 150, MomenTO highlights people, places and events from 1867 to 2017 that are significant to the history of Canada and Toronto. MomenTO engages community partners to present a diverse set of events, exhibits, and installations from May to December of 2017. At the same time, the MomenTO Pop-up Museum takes Canada’s 150th anniversary city-wide, featuring artifacts from the City’s historical collections that help tell remarkable stories from Toronto and Canada’s past.”

Explore MomenTO’s online timeline and you will find Yousuf Karsh’s portraits of Portia White and Glenn Gould. The print version of the timeline exhibit will travel around the City with a mobile museum from May to December 2017.

“1941. Contralto singer Portia White makes her formal debut in Toronto. One of the great vocalists of her generation, White broke the colour barrier faced by other Black Canadian concert singers and later achieved widespread international acclaim.”

See Portia White’s Sitting information.