Originally created by Christopher Weingarten (senior editor of Spin Magazine) as a one-time performance by Juliana Barwick in a brunch-like setting, John Beeler and Michael Kaufmann as the The Kinetic Project, franchised and brought the concept to Indiana. Avant-Brunch combines music and food and places it inside a unique artistic venue. Inspired by an album or live performance, local chefs craft an exclusive menu, served within a museum setting. The curated selections, food and music alike, enhance each other to create a one-of-a- kind multi-sensory experience. Previous Avant Brunches have featured the music of Helado Negro, My Brightest Diamond, Palmbomen II, Son Lux, Besnard Lakes, and Stuart Hyatt. Chefs featured have included John and Ashley Brooks of Milktooth, Erin Till of Libertine/Pizzology, Alan Sternburg of Cerulean, Andrew Whitmoyer of Thunderbird, Neal Brown of Neal Brown Hospitality, and Greg Hardesty of Recess. Now, in partnership with the Indianapolis Museum of Art and MERU, Avant Brunch will be an ongoing quarterly series.
Date: September 2013 - Present
Collaborators: John Beeler, Michael Kaufmann, Scott Stulen
Logo Design: Rita Troyer