Highlights from the Shin'enkan Collection, which scholars consider the most outstanding assemblage of Japanese paintings from the Edo period (1615-1868) in the Western world, are at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd.
The show, which runs through May 18, includes 75 screens and scrolls, including the best works of about 30 master artists.
This is the first showing in the United States of a significant number of works from the collection, which rivals the Emperor of Japan's holdings from the Edo period, according to museum officials.
The collection, donated to the museum by Mr. and Mrs. Joe D. Price, eventually will be in the Pavilion for Japanese Art which is being built to house it. The Prices also donated funds for the construction of the pavilion, due to be completed in 1987.
The museum will offer lectures on the Shin'enkan collection at 3:30 p.m. March 16, April 6 and 27 and May 11. Docent tours will be given at 3:15 p.m. daily except Mondays.
Lectures and tours are free to members and are included in the general admission for others.