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The Dallas Institute Spring Membership Drive

 Before Apr 25

Join or renew your membership to the Dallas Institute before April 25th and be entered to win either a free Pegasus level membership or a pair of tickets to the opening night of Tony Award-winning musical "NEWSIES" at the AT&T Performing Arts Center!

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The Dallas Festival of Ideas Signature Event

Relive the Dallas Festival of Ideas Signature Event with your favorite keynote speakers and performances!

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The Braniff Salon:

The Oresteia of Aeschylus

 A panel discussion on Apr 24

The Braniff Salons extend the fine practice of discussing interesting and important topics and texts to alumni of the Braniff Graduate School and guests, together with current students and faculty.

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Light Within the Shade:

800 Years of Hungarian Poetry

 A book-signing on Apr 24

Long-time Institute Fellows and prolific writers and translators Zsuzsanna Ozsvath and Fred Turner have collaborated on yet another important translation, this one focusing on the Hungarian poetic tradition with an extraordinary reach of almost a millennium—from medieval song to poems of the 21st century.

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How to Read a Play:

The Elements of Drama

 A four-session class starting on Apr 28

Are Aristotle’s elements of drama—plot, character, idea, language, music, and spectacle—fundamental to the dramatic form, or simply a list of ingredients?

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The 2015 Dallas Festival of Ideas:

Conversations and Reflections

 We want to hear your voice on May 4

We hope you will join the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture and The Dallas Morning News from 6:00- 8:00 p.m. for a look back at The 2015 Dallas Festival of Ideas, and a look forward to the future.

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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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