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An original stage play:

The 67th Book of the Bible

 Showing Jan 19

To mark the 10th anniversary of the MLK Symposium, the Dallas Institute has commissioned the creation of an original stage play based on Dr. King’s powerful “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” which he wrote surreptitiously while behind bars in Birmingham in the summer of 1963.

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A class with Dr. Claudia Allums:

Comedy in Literature–and Life

 Four Tuesdays beginning Feb 3

In this class, we will explore features of comic theory through stories and film in order see how it provides the lens by which one can better understand the full range of the “comic” aspects of life.

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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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Announcing earlybird admission for...

The Dallas
Festival of Ideas

 City Performance Hall on the 27th and 28th of Feb

IMAGINE a festival that transforms and entertains; that unveils the next big idea; that challenges people to think.

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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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