JIM HODGES: GIVE MORE THAN YOU TAKE A survey of the 25-year career of the installation artist, who has said that when he started out he wanted to sit between Yoko Ono and Richard Tuttle on the bus of art history. Hodges makes poetic, fragile works in a variety of media, from colored cloth to pencil, gold leaf and ink. Through Sept. 1. Institute of Contemporary Art. 617-478-3100, www.icaboston.org
PERMISSION TO BE GLOBAL/PRACTICAS GLOBALES: LATIN AMERICAN ART FROM THE ELLA FONTANALS-CISNEROS COLLECTION The first survey of contemporary Latin American art hosted by the MFA. Featuring work by 46 artists from Central and South America and the Caribbean. Through July 13. Museum of Fine Arts. 617-267-9300, www.mfa.org
IAN HAMILTON FINLAY: ARCADIAN REVOLUTIONARY AND AVANT-GARDENER More than 200 works are included in this ambitious survey of the career of the great Scottish artist, poet, and garden designer. Through Oct. 13. DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln. 781 259 8355, www.decordova.org
OLAFUR ELIASSON A suite of works, including an artificial waterfall and a row of colored light projectors casting patterned shadows, by the Danish-Icelandic artist. Through Nov. 30. Hall Art Foundation, Reading, Vt. 802-952-1056, www.hallartfoundation.org.Sebastian Smee can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.