Arts

Critic’s picks: Visual arts

DANCE/DRAW

Work by 40 artists exploring the multilayered connection between drawing and dance in contemporary art. Through Jan. 16. Institute of Contemporary Art. 617-478-3100, www.icaboston.com

DOUBLE SOLITAIRE: THE SURREAL WORLDS OF KAY SAGE AND YVES TANGUY

Throughout their 15-year marriage, the surrealists Sage and Tanguy worked in adjoining studios in Woodbury, Conn. This show explores their relationship. Through Jan. 15. Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley. 781-283-2051, www.davismuseum.wellesley.edu.

APHRODITE AND THE GODS OF LOVE Drawing on the MFA’s superb Greek and Roman collections, as well as nine first-rate loans from Italy, this show explores the role of Aphrodite and her amorous offspring in around 150 exquisite objects. Through Feb. 20. Museum of Fine Arts. 617-267-9300, www.mfa.org.

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PRINTS AND THE PURSUIT OF KNOWLEDGE IN EARLY MODERN EUROPE A rich and scholarly exhibition delving into the connections between artists and science through the dissemination of prints, maps, books, and scientific instruments in the 16th century. Through Dec. 10. Harvard Art Museums. 617-495-9400, www.harvardartmuseums.org.

SEBASTIAN SMEE