Corporate Memberships
at the Dallas Institute

Giving employees, families, and corporations the gift of a more vibrant, more capable, more innovative, and more enlightened Dallas.

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Photographer Carolyn Brown with special guests

Dallas: Portrait of a City

 Program & book-signing on Sep 15

From its beginnings as an ancient Indian gathering place, and then an 1840s trading post, to today’s dynamic, world-class metropolis, Dallas has always been a destination for men and women with big dreams.

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Author Joyce King

Exonerated: A Brief and
Dangerous Freedom

 Program & book-signing on Sep 30

This year, King published the memoir Exonerated, which chronicles her unexpected relationship with Woodard, the difficult growth of their deep and abiding love, and the destructive perils of his brief life in freedom.

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The 2014 Hillman Symposium:


 6:00pm to 9:00pm Oct. 17, 8:00am to 6:00pm Oct 18

A celebration of the Life and Work of James Hillman, October 17th-18th, 2014, at the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture in Dallas, Texas.

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What Makes a City?

Character and Calling:
What does Dallas want to be?

  Oct 23

All of us want to build a great city. We want to help create a city that is unlike any other place on earth. We want to serve; we want to make a city that is alive with opportunity, that is nurturing to its people.

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Announcing our 2014 Hiett Prize Winner

Dr. Jared Farmer

  Nov 12

We will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Hiett Prize in the Humanities, one of the nation’s most prestigious honors in the humanities, with a luncheon at the George W. Bush Presidential Center with this year’s Hiett Prize honoree, who is poised to become a leading thinker of our time.

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What is the Dallas Institute?

For over thirty years, the Dallas Institute has conducted original programs that enrich and strengthen the cultural heart of our great city. Our house on Routh Street is home for those who enjoy reading, thinking, exploring, and discussing timeless ideas that make us most fully human. The Institute has been described by our members as a “sanctuary,” as an “oasis,” as a “place for reflection,” as “food for the soul.”

Our members are the lifeblood of the Institute. It is for them that we create classes, groups, programs, and events that bring the wisdom and imagination of the humanities into their lives. If you are already a member, we thank you. If you aren’t, please think about becoming a member, and join us on a common journey toward the discovery of truth, beauty, and all else that is good and noble.

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