The story of the Armory Art Center mirrors America’s progression of history from the early twentieth century into the twenty-first.  As the United States moved away from being primarily a rural/agrarian country, struggled to find a way out of the Great Depression, fought through World War II, dealt with post-war damage and reconstruction, developed new ideas to reinvent itself, and emerged as an economically and artistically vibrant urban society, so the Armory progressed, every step of the way.