The Brooks Museum has a mural program to bring public art to communities throughout the city to bolster creativity in local children, The Blues Foundation seeks to help kids get musical education and also aids in getting healthcare for those in the precarious financial position of blues performer, the National Civil Rights Museum teaches everyone the importance of freedom (a thing I think is extra important in the current climate of marriage rights issues!) and UrbanArt is an amazing nonprofit that also seeks to beautify a slightly decaying Memphis by bringing artists into neighborhoods, libraries and other spaces to create memorable/destination images (I saw this supercool/amazing/captivating mural made through UrbanArt while down there and can't get it out of my head!).
this link about NYC are pretty insane!). Maybe museum going should be seen more as a civic duty that is not only culturally enriching to the museum go-er but enriching to an even greater good...?